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8th Grade - Usage Errors

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Recognize and correct usage errors (e.g., subject-verb agreement, pronoun case {with emphasis on who/whom}, double negatives, comparative and superlative forms, troublesome word pairs {to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery, where/were, which/that/who}).
0801.1.2

Links verified on 7/14/2014

  1. Double Negatives
    1. Double Negatives - three quizzes, each progressively harder than the previous quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Double Negatives Worksheets - print these for your class.
    3. Double Negatives - a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Pronoun Case
    1. Pronoun Case Quiz - fill-in-the-blank - answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Pronoun Case Quiz One- drop-down option menus where you must select the appropriate pronoun form; answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Pronoun Case Quiz Two - drop-down option menus where you must select the appropriate pronoun form; answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Pronoun Case Practice - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Subject Verb Agreement
    1. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 1 - In the quiz questions - choose the correct verb so that subject and verb agree. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 - Take this quiz after mastering the quiz questions and their rules in the first This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Let's see whether you understand subject-verb agreement - Read each sentence, enter your response in the space provided, and then press "Submit" to check your answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercises - a worksheet to print, not interactive [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
    6. Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. A Second Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - After each sentence select the verb form that will best fit in the blank. The explanation will describe the process of arriving at the correct choice for that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    8. Third Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - Select the appropriate verbs from the drop-down menus to complete each sentence correctly. There are thirty-three "opportunities for error" in these paragraphs. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    9. Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz - Select the correct verb form to agree with the subject. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    10. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSubject-Verb Agreement: The Sore Thumb of Grammar
    11. Subject/Verb Agreement - Click the answer button to see the answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    12. Subject/verb agreement - Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs. Other SV agreement quizzes Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    13. Subject and Verb Agreement - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    14. Subject-Verb Agreement - from The Writer's Handbook
    15. Subject Verb Agreement - from Big Dog's Grammar
    16. Subject Verb Agreement Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    17. The grammar outlaw - Disagreeing Subject and Verb, AKA The Disagreeable Sentence [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    18. There is or there are? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Troublesome Word Pairs
    1. Quiz on Forms of Who - Select the correct form of the word who or whoever from the choices provided after each sentence. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Sit or Set Quiz - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set." This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - What is the correct verb form in each sentence? [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Raise or Rise? - Make a choice by clicking on the radio button, then compare it with the correct answer hidden under the answer button. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. Rise/Raise Practice Quiz - from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Confusing Verbs: Raise / Rise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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