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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
3002 - English II

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 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.
3002.1.1
  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. 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 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.
3002.1.2
  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 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.
Identify the seven basic sentence patterns.
3002.1.3
  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
Know and use correctly Standard English conventions for punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
3002.1.3
  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. 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
Use print and electronic reference sources as aids in understanding all aspects of words (e.g., spelling, part of speech, definition, cognates, etymology, synonyms).
3002.1.4
  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
Use previously learned strategies in determining and clarifying word meanings (e.g., roots, affixes, textual context).
3002.1.5
  1. Digital Hyperverbicopia - lesson unit plan
  2. Greek affixes - meanings
  3. Greek & Latin Roots Skills - four types of Quia activities This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. How Words Work - learning the common roots and prefixes; meanings of prefixes
  5. Latin and Greek Word Elements - article with examples of common roots
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. What's a Root? - work with five roots This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. 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
  11. Word Formation - many English words come from Latin, which uses prefixes and suffixes
  12. 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 roots and affixes to determine or clarify the meaning of words.
3002.1.6
  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
Recognize and use the appropriate word in frequently confused pairs (e.g., lead/led, there/their).
3002.1.7
  1. Confusing Verbs: Raise / Rise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - What is the correct verb form in each sentence? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Raise or Rise? - Make a choice by selecting 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
  7. Rise/Raise Practice Quiz - from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Demonstrate understanding of common English phrases and phrases taken from other languages (e.g., coup d’etat, avant-garde).
3002.1.8
  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 | 1.12 | 1.13

Demonstrate an understanding of troublesome aspects of parts of speech, such as how to form the past and past participle of irregular but commonly used verbs.
SPI 3002.1.1
  1. 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. Don't use the HINT buttons unless you really need them. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercises - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSubject-Verb Agreement: The Sore Thumb of Grammar
  8. Subject/Verb Agreement - Click the answer button to see the answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. 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
  10. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 - Do this quiz after mastering the quiz questions and their rules in the first This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. 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
  12. Phrasal verb quiz - matching phrasal verbs in one column with sentences that could contain those verbs in another column
  13. Complete Verb Phrase - multiple-choice quiz
  14. Irregular Verbs - Crossword puzzle filling in verb tenses. Solution given on another page. 2nd Puzzle
  15. Verb Tenses - Students select verb tense in given sentence
Use sentence-combining techniques, effectively avoiding problematic comma splices, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments.
SPI 3002.1.2
  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 commas correctly with appositives and introductory words, phrases, or clauses.
SPI 3002.1.3
  1. Avoiding Comma Splices - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Avoiding Comma Splices II - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Avoiding Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Run-on's from LEO: Literacy Education Online
  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. Compound sentences - quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Conjunctions - Select the buttons to find the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Conjunctions Quiz I - Select the answer buttons to see the answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Punctuation: Fill-in-the-Blanks - provide a comma, semicolon, or colon where appropriate or write a small-case "x" (without the quotation marks) where none of those marks is appropriate. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Quiz on Comma Usage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Quiz on Punctuation - Select the option which shows how that portion should be punctuated. Select The explanation, please! to learn the grammar rule(s) behind the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Run-on/Comma Splice/Fragment Quiz - twenty multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions -Insert any necessary commas in the sentence above before clicking on "Grammar's Version." online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Using Commas with Introductory Phrases - Insert any necessary commas in the sentence before clicking on "Grammar's Version." This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Use commas to set off nonessential elements in a sentence.
SPI 3002.1.4
  1. Commas Set off Nonessential Elements - rules and examples
Correct a run-on sentence by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, subordinate conjunction, or semicolon.
SPI 3002.1.5
  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 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.
Recognize correct subject-verb agreement with intervening elements.
SPI 3002.1.6
  1. 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. Don't use the HINT buttons unless you really need them. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercises - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSubject-Verb Agreement: The Sore Thumb of Grammar
  8. Subject/Verb Agreement - Click the answer button to see the answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. 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
  10. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 - Do this quiz after mastering the quiz questions and their rules in the first This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. 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
  12. Phrasal verb quiz - matching phrasal verbs in one column with sentences that could contain those verbs in another column
  13. Complete Verb Phrase - multiple-choice quiz
  14. Irregular Verbs - Crossword puzzle filling in verb tenses. Solution given on another page. 2nd Puzzle
  15. Verb Tenses - Students select verb tense in given sentence
Recognize a shift in either verb tense or point of view within a writing sample.
SPI 3002.1.7
  1. Author's Point of View - Slide Show Presentation - Grades 3-5
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standardAuthor's Purpose and Point of View - [22 slides] explanation and review
  3. Author's Purpose and Point of View - Pre Test - ten multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Author's Purpose and Point of View - Post Test - ten multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  6. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Exploring Point of View - explanation of the four main points of view used in fiction writing
  8. Maintaining Point of View - Lesson and practice [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Point of View - definition of point of view
  11. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone - An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Point of View Exercise - use this as a class activity
  13. Point of View - Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  15. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
  16. Point of View Quiz - read each group of sentences to determine if the sentence is written in first person or third person point of view [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Purposes in Writing - explanation of various purposes from writers' point of view
  19. Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants - analyze the illustrations and text, and compare and contrast points of view A lesson plan can be found at this site
  20. Techniques for Writing: Using Specific Language - Strike a balance between specific and general language. Interactive exercise.
Select correct pronoun usage in a sentence (e.g., with compound elements such as between you and me, or following than or as).
SPI 3002.1.8
  1. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Word Workout, Eat Your Heart Out, Teen Time, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - LEO: Literacy Education Online
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Pronoun Case - The case of some pronouns depends on their function in sentences or clauses. This lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Pronoun Case - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  7. 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
Select correct pronoun-antecedent agreement using collective nouns or indefinite pronouns.
SPI 3002.1.9
  1. 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
  2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - LEO: Literacy Education Online
  3. 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.
  4. Pronoun Case - The case of some pronouns depends on their function in sentences or clauses. This lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Pronoun Case - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  6. 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
Select the appropriate word in frequently confused pairs (i.e., stationary/stationery, complement/compliment, principle/principal, accept/except, capitol/capital, affect/effect, where/were, to/too).
SPI 3002.1.10
  1. Confusing Verbs: Raise / Rise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - What is the correct verb form in each sentence? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Raise or Rise? - Make a choice by selecting 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
  7. Rise/Raise Practice Quiz - from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Recognize the correct placement of end marks and other marks of punctuation with quotation marks used in dialogue.
SPI 3002.1.11
  1. Colons and Commas
    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. Grammar and Style: Semicolons - from the Writer's Handbook
    5. 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
    6. Quiz on Comma Usage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Semicolons in Compound Sentences - Use a semicolon to separate independent clauses in a compound sentence.
    8. Semicolon and Colon Quiz - this quiz is interactive and self checking
    9. 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
    10. Using Commas - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    11. Proofreading for Commas - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    12. Review: The Comma - Using a separate sheet of paper, rewrite each sentence to correct the comma usage. (answers provided)
    13. A Brief, No-Nonsense Guide to Comma Usage - (plus a great cartoon)
  2. Quotation Marks
    1. Quiz on Using Quotation Marks - from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, CT This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Quotation Marks and Colons - this quiz was designed for 5th grade, but is challenging enough to be used at this grade level This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Quotation Marks - Exercise to be printed and completed by students at their desk | answer to the exercise [these expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
    4. Quotation Marks - Place commas and periods inside, not outside, quotation marks. Place all other punctuation outside quotation marks unless it was contained in the original source.
    5. The Gallery Of "Misused" Quotation Marks
    6. Quotation Marks - In the United States, periods and commas go inside quotation marks regardless of logic.
    7. Single Quotation Marks - Use single quotation marks for a quotation or title using quotation marks inside another quotation or title which uses quotation marks.
    8. Using Quotation Marks Worksheets - Worksheet 1 | Worksheet 2 | Worksheet 3 | Worksheet 4 This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    9. Worksheet - fifteen sentences to edit [quotation marks] This link includes something for the teacher to print
    10. Worksheet from Georgia Southern University - three passages to edit [quotation marks] This link includes something for the teacher to print
Use context clues and/or knowledge of roots, affixes, and cognates to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
SPI 3002.1.12
  1. Bingo Lingo - Players match words on their bingo cards with word roots drawn at random. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Context Clues - define the bold word in the reading selection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Context Clues - define the bold word in the reading selection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Context Clues: Explanations - define the bold word in the reading selection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Context Clues: Comparison Clues - define the bold word in the reading selection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Context Clues: Contrast Clues - define the bold word in the reading selection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Context Clues: Synonyms - worksheet to be printed for students This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Context is the Key - students use context clues to determine the meaning of a word This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Flip-a-Chip - Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Prefix Skills - Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Putting Down Roots - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Putting Down Roots (2) - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Putting Your Roots into Action - Now that you know five new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - Now that you know five more new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. A PowerPoint show related to this standardRoot Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix.
  16. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels - from FunBrain) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Root Word Quizzes - Three levels This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Root Word Quiz - match words with their roots
  19. Root word quiz - match word with its root
  20. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsRoot Words - Fact Sheet to share with students This link includes something for the teacher to print
  21. Using Context Clues - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of using context clues. 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
  22. Using Multiple Meanings - students decide which sentences use a word correctly This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. 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
  24. Words with multiple meanings - students fill in the blanks from a word list This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  25. You Can't Spell the Word Prefix Without a Prefix - students learn in a cooperative setting to identify, define, and construct words with prefixes; lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify the pattern of a given set of sentences.
SPI 3002.1.13
  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

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