Ch 22: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you review the components of a sentence and help you to confidently take your NMTA Middle Grades ELA exam. The NMTA Middle Grades ELA exam is taken by those seeking certification as an English teacher in New Mexico.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will find beneficial video lessons with quizzes at the end that can reinforce your knowledge of sentence form and its parts. You can learn about the definitions and uses of nouns, verbs, antecedents, and adjectives. This chapter will enable you to master the following:

  • Meanings and types of nouns, including pronouns, collective nouns, possessive nouns, and plural and singular nouns
  • Subject and verb tenses and types
  • Types and definition of antecedents
  • Difference between adverbs and adjectives in a sentence

If you have any questions after viewing the lessons, contact one of our instructors. You can also review the lesson transcripts to focus on the items in which you need help.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech Chapter Objectives

This Parts of Speech chapter teaches subject areas related to the English writing mechanics and grammar part of the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam. The English writing mechanics and grammar part makes up 15% of the whole NMTA Middle Grade English Language Arts exam. You will have 3 hours to complete 150 multiple-choice questions on a computer. The test evaluates your understanding of the basic grammatical standards for English writing.

17 Lessons in Chapter 22: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.

What Are Collective Nouns?

4. What Are Collective Nouns?

In this lesson, you'll find out what collective nouns are as well as how to ensure that you're using the right verbs and pronouns in sentences that contain them.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

6. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

7. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Pronouns are great for making sure debaters don't have to keep repeating the other guy's name over and over again, but they have many other uses too! In fact, pronouns, you could say, make reading readable. In part one, we'll cover personal pronouns and how they're used before moving on to more esoteric varieties.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

8. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

9. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

10. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

11. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

12. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

13. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

Do you think that a verb is just a verb? Check out this lesson to learn about the differences among action verbs, linking verbs, and auxiliary/helping verbs.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

14. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.

Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

15. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

Using verbs correctly involves knowing more than just how to express action in a sentence. This lesson will show you a few special types of verb forms - infinitives, present participles, and past participles - as well as how to use them.

What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

16. What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

Adjectives are what give detail and engage the senses in our writing. This lesson defines and illustrates adjectives and descriptive detail in writing and speaking. Nouns and verbs are briefly reviewed.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

17. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

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