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Ch 1: SBA ELA - Grades 3-5: Parts of Speech

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Ensure your 3rd-5th grade student is prepared for the English Language Arts SBA by having them brush up on their understanding of sentence parts from nouns to modifiers. Check understanding and test preparedness through assigning the quizzes and test.

SBA ELA - Grades 3-5: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for grades 3-5 English Language Arts will be a lot easier for your student after they review these key concepts at the very foundation of the English language. Let our expert instructors give them a run-down on all the confusing bits most of us can't be bothered to remember in these short videos with great instruction accompanied by entertaining and adorable graphics. These videos cover the most critical basics, such as:

  • The different types and functions of nouns
  • Using pronouns, including personal pronouns
  • Linking, action, and auxiliary verbs
  • Adverbs and adjectives
  • Coordinating and correlative conjunctions
  • Subordination and coordination in clauses
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers

As you preview these videos you're going to wish we had these around when we were in 3rd grade. The instruction is relevant and brief, the instructors engaging and passionate about English, and the entire platform is incredibly versatile and portable with all the modern mobile devices. Your student can take the quizzes for a check on learning as they go and use the chapter test to make sure they picked up all the key information.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: SBA ELA - Grades 3-5: 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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