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Ohio Assessments ELA: Grammar & Punctuation - Chapter Summary
Use the video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation as you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment. The lessons are designed to prepare you to answer questions on the exam that address the following:
- Punctuating with colons, semicolons and periods
- Complex subject-verb agreement
- Writing and identifying parallel sentences
- Identifying and avoiding mixed-structure sentences
- Rules of capitalization
- Using question and exclamation marks, apostrophes, parentheses and dashes
- Using hyphens, brackets, ellipses and quotation marks
Our instructors are skilled at guiding you through the steps of proper grammar and punctuation as you prepare to take your exam. The lessons are also visually entertaining, making the learning process fun.
Ohio Assessments ELA: Grammar & Punctuation Chapter Objectives
The Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment evaluates your comprehension of English language arts topics to ensure you're prepared for educator licensure in Ohio and to teach in the classroom. The topics covered in this Ohio Assessments ELA: Grammar & Punctuation are found in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 19% of the test. Take the self-assessment quizzes to gauge how well you understand the materials. You can also use them to practice answering questions similar to those found on the test.
All questions on the exam are multiple-choice and based on specific test competencies. Before answering questions, you might have to examine an excerpt, passage or illustration. Following each question will be a set of four answers, only one of which will be correct.
1. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.
2. Complex Subject-Verb Agreement: Inverted Order, Compound Subjects & Interrupting Phrases
Learn how subject-verb agreement is essential to written language. Three common problems with subject-verb agreement are discussed with tips for avoiding the most common errors.
3. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
4. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.
5. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
6. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
7. Question Mark: Definition & Use
A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.
8. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning
The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.
9. Apostrophe: Use & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.
10. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage
Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?
11. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks
Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts (020): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Ohio Assessments ELA: Vocabulary Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Influences on Language
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Organization & Structure
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Elements of Plot
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Themes & Main Ideas
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Point of View
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Informational Texts
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Persuasive Texts
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Technical Texts
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Literary Genres
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Nonfiction
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Fiction
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Fiction
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Poetry
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analyzing Prose
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Parts of Speech
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Phrases & Clauses
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Types of Sentences
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Modifiers
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Comma Rules
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Spelling Rules
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Clear & Concise Writing
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Essay Writing
- Ohio Assessments ELA: The Writing Process
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Elements of Research Writing
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- Ohio Assessments ELA: Viewing & Presenting Visual Media
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