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English III Language Standards

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TN English III
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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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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3003 - English III

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8
Apply a variety of strategies to correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
3003.1.1
  1. Avoiding Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Run-On's - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
  2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - several methods and examples are given, however this page only combines two sentences.
  3. Conjunctions - Conjunctions are words used as joiners. Different kinds of conjunctions join different kinds of grammatical structures.
  4. Conjunctions - Select the buttons to find the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Conjunctions Quiz I - Select the answer buttons to see the answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Correcting Run-on Sentences - print for students to correct run-on sentences This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Fragments and Run-On's - After each sentence, select the option which best describes that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. The Need to Combine Sentences - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length. This lesson is followed by three quizzes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Repairing Run-On Sentences - After each run-on sentence select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Fragments and Run-ons - Lesson and review activities.
  13. Fragment Exercises - Interactive exercises: Read each passage that follows. Use your mouse to choose the part that is a fragment.
  14. Recognizing Fragments and Run-ons - In the exercise below, identify whether each of the highlighted word groups is a sentence (S), fragment (F), or run-on (RO) Recognizing Run-Ons and Fragments (Basic)
  15. Repairing Run-Ons - Select the remedy that would best repair that sentence
  16. Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences -Join the two independent clauses with one of the coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet), and use a comma before the connecting word.
  17. Sentence Fragments Exercise 1- Mark a C if the sentences in the group are all complete and an F if any of the sentences in the group is a fragment. Could you tell why the fragments are incomplete sentences?
  18. Sentence Fragments Exercise 2 -These paragraphs need proofreading for possible fragments. Use the space below each paragraph for revising.
  19. Sentence Fragments Exercise 3 - Add capitals, periods, commas, and/or other punctuation that may be needed to make the word groups into complete sentences. Your goal is to be sure that there are no fragments
  20. Run on's and Comma Splices - Look at the passage and decide whether the sentence is correct or whether it is a run-on. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Run On Sentences - Identify if each sentence is a run on sentence or a complete sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  22. Sentence Fragments - Classify by placing the number of each sentence in the appropriate column. If you do it correctly, the total in both columns will be the same. At the bottom of the page, fix the fragments; making them into complete sentences.
Know and apply a variety of sentence-combining techniques.
3003.1.2
  1. Avoiding Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Run-On's - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
  2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - several methods and examples are given, however this page only combines two sentences.
  3. Conjunctions - Conjunctions are words used as joiners. Different kinds of conjunctions join different kinds of grammatical structures.
  4. Conjunctions - Select the buttons to find the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Conjunctions Quiz I - Select the answer buttons to see the answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Correcting Run-on Sentences - print for students to correct run-on sentences This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Fragments and Run-On's - After each sentence, select the option which best describes that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. The Need to Combine Sentences - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length. This lesson is followed by three quizzes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Repairing Run-On Sentences - After each run-on sentence select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Run on's and Comma Splices - Look at the passage and decide whether the sentence is correct or whether it is a run-on. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Run On Sentences - Identify if each sentence is a run on sentence or a complete sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Sentence Building With Adjectives and Adverbs- Click on the "Print this page" link (in the box on the right) to see the exercise without any ads. Combine the sentences in each set into a single clear sentence containing at least one adjective or adverb (or both).
  15. Sentence Building with Adjective Clauses - Click on the "Print this page" link (in the box on the right) to see the exercise without any ads. Combine the sentences in each set into a single, clear sentence with at least one adjective clause. 
  16. Sentence Building with Appositives - Click on the "Print this page" link (in the box on the right) to see the exercise without any ads.Combine the sentences in each set below into a single clear sentence with at least one appositive.
  17. Sentence Building with Prepositional Phrases - Click on the "Print this page" link (in the box on the right) to see the exercise without any ads. Combine the sentences in each set into a single clear sentence containing at least one prepositional phrase.
  18. Sentence Building With Coordinators - Click on the "Print this page" link (in the box on the right) to see the exercise without any ads. By coordinating words, phrases, and/or clauses, combine the sentences in each set into a single clear sentence.
  19. Sentence Recombining: The Flood, by John Steinbeck -Untangle these seven sentences by, first, breaking them down into a series of short sentences, and then recombining them, as shown in the example.
  20. Sentence Fragments - Classify by placing the number of each sentence in the appropriate column. If you do it correctly, the total in both columns will be the same. At the bottom of the page, fix the fragments; making them into complete sentences.
 
Know and use correctly Standard English conventions for punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
3003.1.3
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardBusiness English at Work: Capitalization - [35 slides] extensive explanation of capitalization rules with examples. This show could be used as part of a directed teaching lesson. This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  2. Capital Letters - nine multiple choice questions, decide which choice is capitalized correctly This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Capitalization - Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Capitalization - quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Capitalization - [designed for grade 7] ten multiple-choice questions; after completion the graded page will explain the reason for each answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Capitalization - 19 multiple choice questions plus a bonus question This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Capitalization - 11 sentences to edit for correct capitalization This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Capitalization and End Punctuation in Sentences - worksheet to print for your students, answer key on page 2 This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Capitalization Quiz - twelve sentences, decide if they are capitalized correctly or not This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Capitalization Quiz - 11 multiple choice questions from the Blue Book of Grammar This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Capitalization Quiz - Ten sentences have been written in all lowercase letters. Rewrite each sentence using uppercase letters where necessary. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Capitalization Quiz - Choose whether the word missing should be capitalized or not. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Capitalization 1 Quiz - [Quia quiz] Read each sentence carefully. Look for an error in capitalization. Choose the answer that shows the correction that needs to be made. [ten multiple choice questions]
  14. Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters Exercise - Click on the "paragraph" button and a paragraph without capitalization will appear in the text area. Make whatever corrections are necessary to the text before clicking on the "answer" button to compare your corrections to the computer's version of this paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters Quiz - [5 sentences to rewrite] In the space provided after each sentence, rewrite each word that requires capitalization. Separate your rewritten words with commas. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Capitalization and Punctuation Practice Quiz - 30 multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Capitalization Rules Worksheets [circle each incorrectly used lowercase or capital letter] - Worksheet 1 | Worksheet 2 | Worksheet 3 This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  18. Capitalization Worksheets - to print
  19. Capitalization Worksheets from Georgia Southern University - Worksheet 1 | Worksheet 2 | Worksheet 3 This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Commas — Exercise 2- Interactive quiz; insert punctuation into blanks and check answers online. This site also includes a handout for download which is a paper copy of this online quiz.
  21. Comma Exercise 3 - Interactive quiz; insert punctuation into blanks and check answers online. This site also includes a handout for download which is a paper copy of this online quiz.
  22. Commas Quiz- Online interactive quiz that is self checking.
  23. Exercise : Apostrophes -Punctuate the following sentences with apostrophes according to the rules for using the apostrophe.
  24. Question Marks, Quotation Marks, and Parentheses Quiz - Online interactive quiz that is self checking.
  25. Proofreading -Retype the following passages, proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage.
  26. Semicolons and Colons Quiz - Online interactive quiz that is self checking.
  27. Exercise in Capitalization - eighty spaces, each space is preceded by an "opportunity for error" in capitalization This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  28. Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation - Self Test 1 - fifteen multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
 
Be aware of the power of language well-used as a reflection and change agent of its time and culture (e.g., political correctness, ethnic identity, persuasion).
3003.1.4
  1. Creating Hate: The Power of Words- The goal of this unit is to help students become aware of the power of language -- specifically how it can be "loaded" and used as a weapon of hate.
  2. Essential Question: Can a word be mightier than a sword? - “Slavery and Emancipation in New England” - Ths lesson plan discusses the power of words to represent, categorize and demean human groups; the role of language in stereotyping, prejudice and propaganda.
  3. Lesson Plan: The leadership and impact of Booker T. Washington - The students will examine images of Washington, the sound of his voice, his most famous speech, and responses to his speech and life.
  4. Our Language -Language can make people feel superior or inferior, included or excluded, well informed or ignorant, impressed or appalled. Learn about persuasion, power, identity and prejudice.
  5. Shakespeare's Othello and the Power of Language - Unit plan discussing persuasive language and executing a persuasive speech in small groups.
  6. Historical and Cultural Context - Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline
  7. Regional Dialects in the United States - read information on where the dialect gets its base and hear examples [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  8. Where is the Speaker From? - Click on a letter and listen to the speaker. Place the letter on the map indicating where the speaker is from This resource includes voice instructions for students
 
Use roots and affixes to determine or clarify the meaning of specialized vocabulary across the content areas (e.g., antecedent, antebellum, circumference, millimeter, amphibian, heterogeneous).
3003.1.5
  1. Greek affixes - meanings
  2. Greek & Latin Roots Skills - four types of Quia activities This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. How Words Work - learning the common roots and prefixes; meanings of prefixes
  4. Latin and Greek Word Elements - article with examples of common roots
  5. Putting Your Roots into Action - look for roots in unfamiliar words This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - look for roots in unfamiliar words This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Roots & Prefixes - Test your knowledge of the meanings of latin and greek roots and prefixes! Quiz quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. What's a Root? - work with five roots This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. What's a Root? (2) - work with five more roots This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Word Formation - many English words come from Latin, which uses prefixes and suffixes
  11. Word Parts - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. For each topic, exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists below. The 87 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Use the origins, history, and evolution of words and concepts to enhance understanding.
3003.1.6
  1. Common Foreign Words and Phrases in English - from the French
  2. Common foreign phrases - Select a language and find familiar phrases.
  3. Common Foreign Words and Phrases - How many foreign phrases do you know? Can you guess the translation?
  4. Foreign Words and Phrases - English meanings given are not necessarily literal translations - from a (ad absurdum) to z (Zeitgeist)
  5. Greetings Around the World - a few of the ways to say hello
  6. Historical and Cultural Context - Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline
  7. Qu'est-ce Que C'est? Foreign Phrases - Unit plan with handouts and exercises. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Regional Dialects in the United States - read information on where the dialect gets its base and hear examples [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  9. Where is the Speaker From? - Click on a letter and listen to the speaker. Place the letter on the map indicating where the speaker is from This resource includes voice instructions for students
Consider why certain words have come into the English language or undergone a semantic change within the last fifteen year.
3001.1.7
  1. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - worksheets and activities linked to this site, also Idiom dictionary
  2. Connotation Mini-Lesson - lesson plan - proceed through a series of steps, gradually increasing their control over language, until they independently produce a text in which they concentrate on selecting words with powerful connotations A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Dictionary Exercises - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Easy as Pie - download a document - a set of cliches to edit using the MS Word Thesaurus - instructions included on the document A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  5. Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English - simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms. quizzes and activities also.
  6. How To Use The Microsoft Word Thesaurus - specific directions on using the Word Thesaurus
  7. Infoplease - dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and more
  8. Literature Terms - lesson plan with activity - read sentence and determine if the wording is connotative or denotative
  9. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - drag the words to the right thesaurus entry This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Using a Glossary - [10 multiple-choice questions] a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Demonstrate understanding of phrases taken from other languages (e.g., ad hoc, enfant terrible, cause celebre).
3003.1.8
  1. Common Foreign Words and Phrases in English - from the French
  2. Common foreign phrases - Select a language and find familiar phrases.
  3. Common Foreign Words and Phrases - How many foreign phrases do you know? Can you guess the translation?
  4. Foreign Words and Phrases - English meanings given are not necessarily literal translations - from a (ad absurdum) to z (Zeitgeist)
  5. Qu'est-ce Que C'est? Foreign Phrases - Unit plan with handouts and exercises. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print

State Performance Indicators
1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.11

Demonstrate the correct use of commas and lesser-used punctuation marks (e.g., hyphens, dashes, colons) in complex and sophisticated constructions.
SPI 3003.1.1
  1. The Colon - an explanation from The Guide to Grammar and Writing
  2. Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  3. Commas: Exercise 1 || Exercise 2 || Exercise 3 || Exercise 4 || Exercise 5 [these expired pages are 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. Comma Exercise - decide how the commas are used in the example sentences This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Commas and Colons - quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Commas Set off Nonessential Elements - rules and examples
  7. Grammar and Style: Semicolons - from the Writer's Handbook
  8. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Tacky Travel, RoboChef, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Quiz on Comma Usage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Semicolons in Compound Sentences - Use a semicolon to separate independent clauses in a compound sentence.
  11. Semicolon and Colon Quiz - this quiz is interactive and self checking
  12. Using Colons Effectively - Select "The sentence, please!" and a sentence to edit will appear in the top text-area. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
From a group of grammatically-correct sentences, choose the clearest, most coherent sentence.
SPI 3003.1.2
  1. Organizing and Developing Persuasive Paragraphs - article with diagram of example
  2. Patterns of Organization - examples of achieving this in your writing
  3. Patterns of Organization - fifteen points in slide show format explaining general patterns of organization
  4. Principles of organization - help your reader discover relationships that connect things, that make things seem more coherent.
  5. Techniques for Writing: Using Specific Language - Strike a balance between specific and general language. Interactive exercise.
Differentiate between parallel and nonparallel constructions.
SPI 3003.1.3
 
Identify the pattern of challenging complex sentences.
SPI 3003.1.4
  1. Compound and Complex Sentences - Combine simple sentences to make complex, compound, or complex-compound sentences. Then click the submit button to compare your answers to sample answers. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Compound and Complex Sentences - a Quia quiz for review using the Battleship format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Identifying Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences - fifteen question multiple-choice quiz [one question per page, although you can choose to have all on one page] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences - five sets of sentences to classify, followed by answers just below the sentences - each set contains five sentences [not interactive]
  5. Putting sentences together - online quiz - three levels of difficulty This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. 'Putting sentences together' worksheets - worksheets to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Quiz on Sentence Types - select the option that best describes that sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Review: Sentence Structure - ten question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Sentence Sort - spin and identify the type of sentence shown to move the fox along a game board This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Sentence Definitions: Simple-Compound-Complex - In this game choose the correct term or punctuation mark that fits in the sentence that deals with simple, compound, or complex sentences. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Sentence Structure Practice Game - Practice identifying simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences. [Quia quiz in Rags to Riches format]This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Sentences: Simple, Compound or Complex - explanation of the three types of sentences using color codes to identify components
  13. Simple, Compound, & Complex Sentences - Read each of the following fifteen sentences and identify them as simple, compound, or complex. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Simple, Compound, or Complex - online quiz - Identify the sentences
  15. Simple, Compound, Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences in Your Writing - [12 slides] use this PowerPoint show to introduce or review the topic
  16. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex - one page handout in .pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
Use phrases and clauses in a variety of ways to create sophisticated complex sentences.
SPI 3003.1.5
  1. The Clause - explnantion of four types of quizzes
  2. Clauses - lesson with two self checking quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Clauses: The Essential Building-Blocks - explanation of the types of clauses
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardClauses: Building Blocks for Sentences - [11 slides] introduce or review the concept with this slide show
  5. The Function of Clauses - [10 questions] From among the numbered kinds of clauses listed in the side frames, choose the one you think describes the clause in bold in the following sentences. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Identifying Clauses - Select the best description of each of the following groups of word - ten question multiple-choice quiz
  7. Identifying Independent Clauses - After each sentence select the option that best describes the use of clauses in that sentence. A response indicating whether your answer is correct or not will appear in the text-area below "explanation please." If you choose the correct response, it might still be a good idea to consult the explanation to see if your explanation is the same as theirs. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Identifying Independent Clauses II - [10 questions] Select the option that best describes the arrangement of clauses within each sentence. Sometimes the description will refer to only the underlined part of a sentence. Read all the options carefully before making your choice. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses - this OWL page defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage
  10. Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses - twenty-five question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses - In the following exercises, clearly bracket and label the independent clauses and dependent clauses This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Independent and Subordinate Clauses - two page worksheet to print. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Kinds of Clauses - a three page reteaching worksheet with instruction and student practice opportunities. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Main and Subordinate Clauses - scroll to the bottom of the lesson to get to the quiz
Use previously learned techniques such as recognizing cognates, root words, affixes, foreign phrases, allusions, and textual context to identify unfamiliar words.
SPI 3003.1.6
  1. Common Foreign Words and Phrases in English - from the French
  2. Common foreign phrases - Select a language and find familiar phrases.
  3. Common Foreign Words and Phrases - How many foreign phrases do you know? Can you guess the translation?
  4. Foreign Words and Phrases - English meanings given are not necessarily literal translations - from a (ad absurdum) to z (Zeitgeist)
  5. Greek affixes - meanings
  6. Greek & Latin Roots Skills - four types of Quia activities This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. How Words Work - learning the common roots and prefixes; meanings of prefixes
  8. Latin and Greek Word Elements - article with examples of common roots
  9. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Putting Your Roots into Action - look for roots in unfamiliar words This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - look for roots in unfamiliar words This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Qu'est-ce Que C'est? Foreign Phrases - Unit plan with handouts and exercises. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Roots & Prefixes - Test your knowledge of the meanings of latin and greek roots and prefixes! Quiz quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. What's a Root? - work with five roots This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. What's a Root? (2) - work with five more roots This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Word Formation - many English words come from Latin, which uses prefixes and suffixes
  17. Word Parts - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. For each topic, exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists below. The 87 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
From a given list, choose the word that has entered the English language within the last fifteen years.
SPI 3003.1.7
  1. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - worksheets and activities linked to this site, also Idiom dictionary
  2. Connotation Mini-Lesson - lesson plan - proceed through a series of steps, gradually increasing their control over language, until they independently produce a text in which they concentrate on selecting words with powerful connotations A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Dictionary Exercises - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Easy as Pie - download a document - a set of cliches to edit using the MS Word Thesaurus - instructions included on the document A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  5. Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English - simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms. quizzes and activities also.
  6. How To Use The Microsoft Word Thesaurus - specific directions on using the Word Thesaurus
  7. Infoplease - dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and more
  8. Literature Terms - lesson plan with activity - read sentence and determine if the wording is connotative or denotative
  9. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - drag the words to the right thesaurus entry This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Using a Glossary - [10 multiple-choice questions] a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Choose correctly or incorrectly spelled words.
SPI 3003.1.8
  1. Easily Confused Words - definitions of confusing words
  2. Look, Cover and Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. The Most Often Mispelled Misspelled Words in English - AlphaDictionary - a one-stop cure for spelling ills
  4. Online Spelling Quizzes - numerous quizzes in TCAP format This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Spelling Bee - Listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Spelling: EI/IE rules, Exercise #1 - Choose the correctly spelled word from the drop down list to complete the sentences [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Spelling: EI/IE rules, Exercise #2 - Choose the correctly spelled word from the drop down list to complete the sentences [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Spelling Exercises for -ible and -able - Read the paragraph, locate the misspelled words and write the correct spellings in the space provided below the paragraph. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  9. Spelling Practice - Five lessons to select; long vowel spellings, perplexing words, spelling the "seed" sound, the final y, and the prefix ad- This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Spelling Quiz on commonly misspelled words in English - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Spelling Wizard - create your on list to unscramble or find in a word search. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. US speller - Select your list of words, the do the spelling quiz. The lists includes 540 of the most commonly misspelled words in 27 lists This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Proofread for errors in capitalization and punctuation.
SPI 3003.1.9
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardBusiness English at Work: Capitalization - [35 slides] extensive explanation of capitalization rules with examples. This show could be used as part of a directed teaching lesson. This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  2. Capital Letters - nine multiple choice questions, decide which choice is capitalized correctly This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Capitalization - Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Capitalization - quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Capitalization - [designed for grade 7] ten multiple-choice questions; after completion the graded page will explain the reason for each answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Capitalization - 19 multiple choice questions plus a bonus question This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Capitalization - 11 sentences to edit for correct capitalization This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Capitalization and End Punctuation in Sentences - worksheet to print for your students, answer key on page 2 This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Capitalization Quiz - twelve sentences, decide if they are capitalized correctly or not This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Capitalization Quiz - 11 multiple choice questions from the Blue Book of Grammar This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Capitalization Quiz - Ten sentences have been written in all lowercase letters. Rewrite each sentence using uppercase letters where necessary. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Capitalization Quiz - Choose whether the word missing should be capitalized or not. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Capitalization 1 Quiz - [Quia quiz] Read each sentence carefully. Look for an error in capitalization. Choose the answer that shows the correction that needs to be made. [ten multiple choice questions]
  14. Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters Exercise - Click on the "paragraph" button and a paragraph without capitalization will appear in the text area. Make whatever corrections are necessary to the text before clicking on the "answer" button to compare your corrections to the computer's version of this paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters Quiz - [5 sentences to rewrite] In the space provided after each sentence, rewrite each word that requires capitalization. Separate your rewritten words with commas. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Capitalization and Punctuation Practice Quiz - 30 multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Capitalization Rules Worksheets [circle each incorrectly used lowercase or capital letter] - Worksheet 1 | Worksheet 2 | Worksheet 3 This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  18. Capitalization Worksheets - to print
  19. Capitalization Worksheets from Georgia Southern University - Worksheet 1 | Worksheet 2 | Worksheet 3 This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Exercise in Capitalization - eighty spaces, each space is preceded by an "opportunity for error" in capitalization This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation - Self Test 1 - fifteen multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify pronoun antecedents in complex sentence constructions and correct ambiguous references.
SPI 3003.1.10
  1. Agreement of pronouns and antecedents - quiz
  2. Agreement: pronoun antecedent - from Big Dog's Grammar - after reviewing this material take an interactive quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Exercise on Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Errors - An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print Answer page
  4. Making the pronoun and its antecedent agree - explanation
  5. Pronoun Agreement - 5 interactive quizzes - quizzes can be printed This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Pronoun Agreement - tips to help make the process easy
  7. Pronoun Agreement Quiz - interactive
  8. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - explanation from LEO (Literacy Education Online)
  9. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - This tutorial will help you accomplish the following learning objectives: define and understand pronoun agreement, choose pronouns that agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender and check and apply your skills.
  10. Pronoun- Antecedent Quiz - answers checked
Correctly choose verb forms in terms of tense, voice (i.e., active and passive), and mood for continuity.
SPI 3003.1.11
  1. Controlling Shifts in Verb Tense - General guideline: Do not shift from one tense to another if the time frame for each action or state is the same.
  2. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; E-mail to HME-TV Staff, Sour Sid on Sports, You Solve it, Weather or Not, Animal Alarm, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Parts of Speech - Noun, Verb, Preposition, etc. Interactive quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. 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
  5. Subject and Verb Agreement - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
  6. Subject Verb Agreement Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. There is  or  there are? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Tag Questions 1 - Present Tense/To Be Verb/Affirmative This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. The CopyCat Game 1 from English-Zone This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  11. Subject-Verb Agreement - from The Writer's Handbook
  12. Subject Verb Agreement from Big Dog's Grammar
  13. Identifying transitive verbs - definition and examples [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  14. Transitive verb quiz - quiz for classroom practice
  15. Transitive / Intransitive Verb - Lesson and follow up quiz - second set of lessons and follow up quiz
  16. Transitive and Intransitive verbs - definition and examples
  17. Transitive/Intransitive Quiz - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Transitive/ Intransitive Quia quiz - This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Transitive / Intransitive - another Quia quiz
  20. Transitive/ Intransitive quiz - interactive quiz [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Transitive Lesson - Lesson and activity
  22. Verb Classification Quiz - quiz
  23. The grammar outlaw - Disagreeing Subject and Verb, AKA The Disagreeable Sentence [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  24. Practicing past, present and future tenses - Tense Activity 1 | Tense Activity 2 | Tense Activity 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  25. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

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