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Grammar, Part II
High School 1: Concept 2 - Semester 2: Unit 2

In this unit, you will learn advanced grammar rules concerning pronouns, punctuation (colons, semicolons, and apostrophes), subject-verb agreement, conjunctions, and verbs. You will also explore more commonly confused words. At the end of the unit, you will compete an instructional mini-project demonstrating your mastery of grammar.
 

Prerequisites

  • Able to read books and texts at a high school reading level
  • Experience writing a five-paragraph essay
  • Usually used by students in the 9th or 10th grade
  • Familiar with the conventions of poetry and short stories
  • Able to understand, interpret, and apply figurative language techniques in reading and writing
  • Some basic experience with creative writing

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Review of Grammar, Part I
  • Lesson 2: Capitalization and Numbers
  • Lesson 3: Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Modifier Errors
  • Lesson 5: Hyphens and Apostrophes
  • Lesson 6: Word Choice (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Verb Voice and Mood
  • Lesson 8: Parallelism
  • Final Project: Wrapping Up (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. (Language Arts)
  • Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy. (Language Arts)
  • Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to/too/two; there/their). (Language Arts)
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (Language Arts)
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy). (Language Arts)
  • Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers. (Language Arts)
  • Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons. (Language Arts)
  • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood. (Language Arts)
  • Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language. (Language Arts)
  • Use parallel structure. (Language Arts)
  • Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. (Language Arts)
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. (Language Arts)
  • Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations. (Language Arts)
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