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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders

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Clauses and Phrases - CCSS L.8.1.a

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  1. Adjective Clauses and Phrases
    1. Chapter Review: Adjective Clauses - (15 questions) Select the word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then compare your response to the answer by clicking the "Feedback" button.
    2. Defining andNon-Defining Adjective Clauses - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page. Then read and practice theGeneral Rules for Defining andNon-Defining Adjective Clauses.
    3. Intermediate Lesson with Practice Exercises - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page. There are 3 exercises: 1 || 2 || 3.
    4. Modifying Clauses - Numerous lessons, practice exercises and quizzes.
    5. Participial Adjectives - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page.
    6. Positioning Adjective Clauses - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page.
    7. Quiz: Adjective Clauses [Modifying Clauses] - Select the answer which best completes the sentence. The quiz self-corrects after clicking the submit button.
    8. Understanding and Using Formal Adjective Clauses - Combine the sentences using formal written English. Use (b) as an adjective clause.
    9. Understanding and Using Adjective Phrases - Change the adjective clauses to adjective phrases.
    10. Unit Lesson and Practice Exercises - Learn to use adjectives clauses, adjective phrases and restrictive/non-restrictive relative clauses. Includes awarm-up exercise, listening activity andpre-reading and reading activities.
    11. Reduced Adjective Clauses - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page. Then readanother lesson and do thepractice exercise.
  2. Adverb Clauses and Phrases
    1. Chapter Review: Adverbial Phrases - (15 questions) Select the word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Compare your response to the answer by clicking the "check" button.
    2. Quiz: Adverb Clauses - 10 multiple choice and self-checking questions.
    3. Reducing Adverb Clauses - Combine two sentences into one sentence, choosing the correct reduced adverb clause. 10 multiple-choice and self-checking questions. Another practice is available here.
    4. Relative Adverbs - Complete each relative clause by filling-in the blank with why, when, or where.
    5. Types of Adverb Clauses - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page.
    6. Types of Adverb Phrases - Read through the lesson and click on "continue with the exercises" at the bottom of page.
    7. Unless vs. Only If - Choose unless or only if to make logical sentences.
  3. Noun (Subordinate) Clauses
    1. Chapter Review: Noun Clauses - (15 questions) Select the word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Compare your response to the answer by clicking the "check" button to the right.
    2. Complete the Sentence: Noun Clauses - (10 questions) Complete each sentence with a properly formed noun clause. Exercise #2.
    3. Identifying Noun Clauses - Choose the proper response to complete each of the following sentences, keeping in mind that some of the sentences have noun clauses and some do not. 10 multiple-choice and self-checking questions. Another quiz can be found here.
    4. Noun Clauses: Embedded Questions - Combine two sentences into one sentence using a noun clause.
    5. Noun Clauses: Using Infinitives - Combine two sentences into one sentence using a noun clause with an infinitive.
    6. Subordinate Clauses - Numerous lessons, practice exercises and quizzes.
    7. Unit Lesson and Practice Exercises - Learn to use noun clauses as subjects, objects and in reported speech. Includes awarm-up exercise, listening activity andpre-reading and activities.
    8. What or That - Choose whether each sentence requires that or what to complete the noun clause. Additional practice exercises: #1 || #2.
  4. Practice Exercises
    1. Clauses: Quiz 1 - (Pop-ups need to be enabled for quiz) Select the answer that best describes the underlined part in each sentence. Try Quiz 2 for more practice.
    2. Function of Clauses - Choose the type of clause in each sentence. Simply type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. You can see examples of the different kinds of clauses by clicking on the side frames. 10 self-checking questions.
    3. Garden of Phrases - Lessons for understanding the functions of phrases. Topics include: Absolute Phrases || Appositive Phrases || Gerund Phrases || Infinitive Phrases || Noun Phrases || Participial Phrases || Prepositional Phrases. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for aquiz.
    4. Identify the Clause or Phrase - Determine the type of clause or phrase for the capitalized grammar in each question. 30 multiple-choice and self-checking questions.
    5. Phrases: Quiz 1 - (Pop-ups need to be enabled for quiz) Select the answer that best describes the underlined part in each sentence. Try Quiz 2 for more practice.
    6. Rags to Riches: Adjective or Adverb Phrase? - Choose the correct phrase in this 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' type game.
    7. Review: Identifying Clauses - Some of the listed passages are clauses, with a predicate (and usually, a subject), while others are simply phrases. See if you can spot the clauses.
    8. Review: Noun, Adjective, and Adverb Clauses - Determine the function of the highlighted dependent clause in each of the following passages.
    9. Review: The Function of Phrases - Identify the function of the phrase highlighted in the following sentences. 20 multiple-choice and self-checking questions. If needed, refer to thelesson for review.

 

 

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