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Ch 24: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Sentences

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You can use these short video lessons and quizzes to help you prepare for the portion of the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam focusing on composition and the writing process.

NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts: Types of Sentences - Chapter Summary

What's the difference between a compound sentence and a complex sentence? What are the components of a complete sentence? The lessons comprising this chapter will help you review facts about the types of and grammatical problems affecting sentences. These lessons can help you with:

  • Reviewing the importance of complete sentences
  • Practicing the writing of complete sentences
  • Studying the structure of complex sentences
  • Understanding compound sentences
  • Reviewing what compound-complex sentences are
  • Recognizing improper sentence structures, such as run-ons and fragments, and how to fix them

These lessons provide a simple and quick way for you to go over this material as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades ELA test. Multiple-choice quiz questions accompanying each lesson will give you a feel for what test questions might be like on this exam and help you to assess your knowledge of these topics.

NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts: Types of Sentences Chapter Objectives

The material covered in the Types of Sentences chapter is designed to help you answer questions addressing types of sentences and elements of composition on the NMTA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam. These questions may be found in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process, and Research section of the exam, which accounts for 15% of your total test score.

This NMTA test is a certification tool used for middle school English teachers seeking licensure in this field. There are 150 multiple choice questions found on this computer-based test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 24: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Sentences
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Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

1. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.

What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

2. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.

What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

3. What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

In this lesson, you will find out what a complex sentence is and how it's structured. You'll also learn about different sentence types and how dependent, or subordinate, clauses function in complex sentences.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

4. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

5. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.

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