Ch 1: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Parts of Speech

About This Chapter

For those students needing a refresher in the basic elements of English language sentence composition this chapter is the right place to start. Get useful SBA Grade 11 ELA preparation as you approach the end of your junior year of high school.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

From nouns to dangling modifiers, this chapter focuses on all of those nitty-gritty parts of English that we love to forget, but that students need to remember as they get ready to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for 11th Grade English Language Arts (ELA). These videos will get you back up to speed on those finer points of the language you may not have studied in a year or more so that you can do well during the assessment process. Included in this chapter are lessons related to:

  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Verbs and verb types
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Prepositions
  • Parallelism and independent/dependent clauses
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers

These lessons are specifically designed to be low-impact and entertaining because we know just how many things you would rather be doing, but we also recognize that getting a high-quality review of critical English topics is also very important. Our instructors are all experienced English teachers and they bring real-world examples into the lessons to help make the lecture application-focused. Completing the chapter test will allow you to get used to the kinds of questions you can expect to see in the SBA.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Parts of Speech
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

2. 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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

5. 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.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

6. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.

What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples

7. What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples

Prepositions are essential to sentences because they provide additional and necessary details. In this lesson, we will explore the definition and roles of the preposition.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

8. 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.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

9. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

10. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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