Curriculum Guide - Grammar & Usage I A+LSCURRICULUM GUIDE. The English Language grammar usage I. The A+dvanced Learning System® Language curriculum is a comprehensive, completely integrated language skills curriculum for grade levels 1-9. The three grammar usage titles use the A+LSFour-Step Approach, employing Study, Practice, Test Verb usage 2. Identifying the correct Form of Verbs in Sentences. 13. pronouns 1 http://www.tarmaced.com/cg_grammar_usage_1.htm
Extractions: A+LS CURRICULUM GUIDE The English Language - The A+dvanced Learning System The three titles use the A+LS Four-Step Approach, employing Study, Practice, Test, and Essay exercises. This approach provides for instruction on and mastery of key concepts in grammar, such as parts of speech, singular and plural nouns and verbs, subject/verb agreement, verb tense, punctuation, abbreviation, voices, sentence structure, and much more. The A+LS software design provides for an engaging, colorful learning environment. As determined by the teacher, students may also have access to Letter Lightning, an educational reward game which reinforces lesson-related concepts. LESSON # LESSON TITLE LESSON CONTENT ESSAY Sentences Concept of Sentence Structure; Importance of Complete Ideas; Identifying Complete Ideas X Complete Subject Identifying the Naming Part of a Sentence X Subject of the Sentence Identifying the Naming Part of a Sentence Predicate of the Sentence Identifying the Predicate Nouns 1 Noun Definition and Examples; Identifying the Naming Word Used for People X Nouns 2 Identifying the Subject/Person Nouns in Sentences Nouns 3 Identifying Nouns That Name Things in Sentences Nouns 4 Identifying Nouns That Name Places in Sentences Noun Review Review of Person, Place, Thing Nouns in Sentences
Extractions: Alignment to Missouri's Show-Me Standards and the School District of Washington Curriculum The Show-Me Standards School District of Washington Language Arts Curriculum Knowledge Standard Knowledge Standard In Communication Arts, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of and proficiency in reading and evaluating fiction, poetry and drama.
Back To The Georgetown Writing Center on pronoun agreement explains the proper usage of pronouns owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_pronuse.html. Centershandout on the correct use of that http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/english/writing/grammar.htm
Extractions: WRITING CENTER MENU Writing Center Home Mission Statement Staff 2003-2004 How to Become a Tutor ... International Writing Centers Association Lessons in Grammar General Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives Pronouns That vs. Which ... Prepositions Purdue Universitys Online Writing Lab (OWL) has a well-organized group of handouts on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. They range in skill level from handouts on the use of a or an for ESL students to handouts on the punctuations of appositives for native speakers. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html Most of the handouts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigns Writers Workshop are pretty basic, but under the section entitled Common Usage Problems you can find great examples of problems such as faulty parallelism, misplaced and dangling modifiers and fused sentences and suggestions for correction of these problems.
GED Language Arts: Writing Completion Point M Standard, 1.02. The student applies basic rules of grammar usage, including use ofverbs, nouns, pronouns and modifiers correct use of forms of pronouns. http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/tscf/tx_assessment/TXCFGED-Writing.htm
Extractions: Initials Standard The student applies basic rules of mechanics, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Uses appropriate punctuation in written documents. Uses appropriate capitalization. Identifies and uses correct possessive and plural forms of nouns. Revises sentences, paragraphs, and essays to eliminate errors in mechanics, spelling, and capitalization. Applies correct rules of spelling, including contractions and possessives. Produces final documents that have been edited for basic rules of mechanics. Standard The student applies basic rules of grammar usage, including use of verbs, nouns, pronouns and modifiers. Produces final documents that have been edited for
Writing Capitalization. Punctuation. grammar usage. Sentences/. Paragraphs. 5. Resourcesto check punctuation. correct use of subject vs. object pronouns (eg, I vs. http://www.k12.wa.us/curriculuminstruct/writing/frameworks/conventions.aspx
Extractions: NElliott@ospi.wednet.edu Conventions Suggested Expectations for Conventions by Grade Level (This list is cumulative. Skills are introduced PRIOR to this level. Students should use these conventions correctly and consistently by the end of each grade level. They may move beyond these conventions as writing becomes more sophisticated.) Grades K - 2 Gr. Spelling Capitalization Punctuation Sentences/ Paragraphs K Some sound to letter correlation, particularly consonants Print in the classroom as reference Capitalization of own name Capital and lower-case letter formation Teacher models use of ending punctuation Teacher models correct usage Nouns as labels Writing left to right and top to bottom Conventional spelling of high frequency and grade-level words Some common spelling patterns (e.g., s at , m at Phonetic spelling on other words, including vowels First word in a sentence Pronoun "I"
Hints For Effective Writing grammar and usage. An example of improper comma usage is The students like the class,that included experience use pronouns that are of the correct plurality. http://www.business.umt.edu/faculty/herron/writing_hints.htm
Extractions: Hints for Effective Writing, Grammar, and Usage These suggestions arose out of my grading written assignments and research papers in various classes. They include common errors and suggestions for improving your writing. Remember that you must practice professional business writing skills to be able to use them. I estimate that 75% of the points lost for inappropriate grammar, usage, and style could have been avoided if the student had carefully proofed his or her paper. Do not rely solely on spell-check and grammar-check functions of Word. Proof your paper "cold" or after not having read it in 24 hours. Grammar and Usage Do not use contractions in business writing (can't, don't). Where possible, use third person. Avoid using first person unless the assignment has you writing about a personal experience or opinion. Commas and periods are always placed inside closing quotations. Even if you are only quoting one "word," place the comma or period inside the closing quotation. In a list of phrases, make sure the form of the phrase is consistent. Instead of, "One would prefer living in Montana, to buy groceries at Albertson's, and a nice apartment," write, "One would prefer living in Montana, buying groceries at Albertson's, and renting a nice apartment."
Extractions: Grade Eleven Subject Language Arts Strand E Grammar, Usage, Mechanics Standard 5 Students demonstrate an understanding of grammar, usage and mechanics Critical Content and Performance Indicators ALC.32 Writes Standard American English sentences with correct verb forms, punctuation, capitalization, possessives, plural forms and other mechanics, word choice and spelling. ALC.33 Understands the development of American English ALC.34 Understands that language usage is shaped by social, cultural and geographical differences ALC.32 QCC SAT EOCT GHSGT Writes Standard American English sentences with correct verb forms, punctuation, capitalization, possessives, plural forms and other mechanics, word choice and spelling. Students will exhibit correct usage of: subject/verb agreement (i.e., with compound subject, with intervening phrases, inverted subject and verb) verbs (i.e., tense consistency, formation of perfect tense, irregular verbs)
Extractions: "They decided just to do that theirselves." Which ones are correct? Which ones are unacceptable? Why? The words "myself," "himself," "herself," "ourselves," and "themselves" are reflexive pronouns. Reflexive use is not often addressed in grammar books. We find present, past, future, and perfect tenses. And we find the various cases of pronouns. Both of those are enough to keep the average person confused! Then the "myself" word rears its ugly head and there are few books that offer rules for its use. Let me offer some guidelines. First, there are no such words as "hisself" or "theirselves." The correct reflexive forms for "him" and "them" use the objective case and become "himself" and "themselves." A good way to remember this is that the word "remember" has "m's" in it. "Himself" and "themselves" both have "m's." Another memory tool is to substitute "him" or "them" in the following sentence: "Give it to HIM." You would not say "Give it to HIS." That is because "him" and "them" are objective case and "his" and "their" are possessives. Second, reflexive use reinforces the subject. That means
More Essay Writing Advice: Grammar And Usage More Essay Writing Advice grammar and usage. use the correct forms of the third personpossessive pronouns sein = his/its for masculine and neuter objects http://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/hmr/schreiben/sprache.html
Extractions: 1. Prooorfead carefully!! (avioD typos, speling errrors etc.) 2. Learn how to type umlauts 3. Avoid translating from English to German. This is often a lot more work than just coming up with an essay in German, and yet generally produces substantially lower grades, because what you write becomes very hard to understand. Students are often intimidated by the prospect of trying to "think in German," but you absolutely have to do that to write a good essay, and it's easier than you think. Click here for a procedure for how to begin doing this step-by-step, using the German you've learned as sort of a construction kit where you begin with really basic phrases and then expand and connect them using what you learned about e.g. adjectives, conjunctions and prepositions. 4. Be careful when using the dictionary! Use the information your dictionary provides to help you choose among the alternative German equivalents for an English term, and beware of translating idiomatic expressions literally (i.e. expressions like "fed up," "sick of," "to bite the dust," "this rules," "blow up" etc.). An especially serious mistake is picking the wrong parts of speech, e.g. looking up a noun when you want a verb or an adjective, or vice versa. Click here for more detailed advice on how to use a dictionary (this page also includes some practice exercises).
Extractions: Writer's Resources on the Web The following links can be extremely useful if you work on a class assignment and need an answer to a question on grammar, style, organization, vocabulary, research in general, and so on. Always ask me first (after all, I do enjoy my job), but if I'm not available or if you're desperate the night before the assignment is due, you might just find what you need right here, especially when you do specialized research. I cannot guarantee the accuracy or the quality of the information you'll encounter, but I surveyed everything briefly and had no cause for alarm. Grammar Links will help you find information on word usage, correct use of verbs and pronouns, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, use of prepositions and conjunctions, forms and use of adjectives and adverbs, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, etc. Here are some examples: Grammar and Style Notes A very exhaustive list of grammatical terms and their definitions; plenty of examples and suggestions on usage. Written by Jack Lynch from UPenn.
Grade 3: Language Arts use handwriting/penmanship to copy and/or compose text using correct spacing and 1.grammar/usage Students are expected to recognize and use nouns, pronouns http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/schools/OKCGr3.htm
Extractions: Grade 3: Language Arts CORE KNOWLEDGE OK P.A.S.S. I. Reading and Writing A. Reading Comprehension and Response I B4 Determine the meaning of unknown words by using a glossary, dictionary, thesaurus. I C1. Read and comprehend both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for second half of Grade 3. I C4. Monitor comprehension by identifying specific words or phrases that are causing difficulty. I C5 Clarify meaning by rereading, questioning, and check whether text makes sense. I C6 Organize and summarize information after reading. I D1. Independently read aloud level 3 books that have been previewed by the teacher using intonation, pauses, and emphasis that signal the structure of the sentence and meaning of the text. I D2 Use punctuation cues as a guide for pausing, interjecting a sense of feeling, and getting meaning from text. I D3 Increase reading speed through daily independent reading. I D4 Read silently for increased periods of time. II A Summarize narrative text by identifying various story elements (e.g., character, setting, conflict, plot, resolution). II E Recognize stated and implicit main idea and/or key concepts in fiction (narrative) and nonfiction (expository).
Pronouns And Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement of the most frequently asked questions about grammar is about is of course, strictlyspeaking, correct and yet The usage to be preferred in ordinary speech http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/pronouns.htm
Extractions: Basic Principle: A pronoun usually refers to something earlier in the text (its antecedent The indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one , and nobody are always singular. This is sometimes perplexing to writers who feel that everyone and everybody (especially) are referring to more than one person. The same is true of either and neither , which are always singular even though they seem to be referring to two things. The need for pronoun-antecedent agreement can create gender problems. If one were to write, for instance, "A student must see his counselor before the end of the semester," when there are female students about, nothing but grief will follow. One can pluralize, in this situation, to avoid the problem: Students must see their counselor before the end of the semester.
Hypertext Guide To English Grammar, Mechanics, And Usage Rules 5.2 Hypertext Guide to English grammar, Mechanics, and usage Rules How to correct a Comma Splice Or a Fused Sentence or qualifies nouns and pronouns; sometimes they modify gerunds http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~cs5014/fall.95/courseNotes/WebPages/5.TechnicalCommunicatio
Extractions: Contents: Motivating Examples Motivating Example #1 Motivating Example 2 - Part of Fall 1994 Final Exam Perspective on Comtemporary American English Grammar Review ... When Is "A" Versus "An" Used? Find any grammar or usage errors in the following text: "In my heart and my head it makes absolute good sense, logical sense, that if big, violent offenders are out of circulation then they will not be committing those crimes. We are making our very best effort to ensure Virginians are safe." Roanoke Times, 15 Sep. 94 Identify the single most important error in the following text: "I think that the solutions along these lines just lie in the capacity of prisons, but if the judicial system has the idea of redefining crime, because that's putting people out for 18 months or two years after they've committed violent crimes is that jails are clogged with people who've been charged with a variety of things, such as drug offenses, that can be handled administratively or some other way." Roanoke Times, 15 Sep. 94
Grammar Style Refdesk.com number of quizzes. EnglishCLUB.net grammar usage and the World Wide Web. Genderfree Pronoun FAQs - Discusses politically correct alternatives to gendered pronouns. grammar http://www.refdesk.com/factgram.html
Extractions: GRAMMAR, USAGE, AND STYLE Proposal Writing Resources 11 Rules of Writing - This site is a concise guide to some of the most commonly violated rules of writing. 100 Words That All High School Graduates And Their Parents Should Know - The quality of a person's vocabulary has a direct effect on his or her success in college and in the workplace. In response to parents' misgivings over the quality of their children's education, the editors of The American Heritage® College Dictionary have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend each high school graduate should know. A Rulebook for Arguments, by Anthony Weston - "This book begins by discussing fairly simple arguments and moves to argumentative essay at the end." All About Writing! - Over 200 pages of articles on writing and is designed to help everyone improve their writing and editing skills. The process involves looking at grammar, punctuation, and structure in a way that allows you to re-evaluate your writing style and improve the way you communicate in text. American Heritage Book of English Usage - A powerful, practical and authoritative guide to contemporary English usage that will help you make intelligent decisions when communicating in speech or writing. Site presents sound guidelines and specific controversies in grammar, style, and word choice.
Using Pronouns Clearly OF that noun, you have to use the correct pronoun so that your reader clearly understands which noun your pronoun is referring to. Therefore, pronouns handouts/grammar/g_pronuse http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_pronuse.html
Extractions: Please select a page. OWL Home Page Writing Lab and OWL Info Handouts and Materials Workshops and Presentations Internet Resources owl home writing lab and owl handouts workshops and presentations ... Get an Adobe PDF version of this page. Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab Because a pronoun REFERS BACK to a noun or TAKES THE PLACE OF that noun, you have to use the correct pronoun so that your reader clearly understands which noun your pronoun is referring to. Therefore, pronouns should: If the pronoun takes the place of a singular noun, you have to use a singular pronoun. If a student parks a car on campus, he or she has to buy a parking sticker. (NOT: If a student parks a car on campus, they have to buy a parking sticker.) REMEMBER: The words EVERYBODY, ANYBODY, ANYONE, EACH, NEITHER, NOBODY, SOMEONE, A PERSON, etc. are singular and take singular pronouns. Everybody ought to do his or her best. (NOT: their best) Neither of the girls brought her umbrella. (NOT: their umbrellas)
Skip Navigation a resource list detailing correct usage and common grammar listings include agreementbetween subjects and Punctuation topics address proper use of semicolons http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/WritingResourceCenter.nsf/wholeshortlink
Extractions: This is a resource list detailing correct usage and common errors in grammar and punctuation. Grammar listings include: agreement between subjects and verbs, pronoun agreement, pronoun case, parallelism, avoiding sentence fragments, and dangling modifiers. Punctuation topics address proper use of semicolons, colons, and commas.