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Replacing the Word “Good” – Expand your Vocabulary

Replacing the Word “Good” – Expand your Vocabulary [tab name=”Pleasant, Fine”] Replace the word “Good“, when you mean “Pleasant or Fine” with any of these words acceptable – worthy of acceptance or satisfactory excellent – of the highest quality exceptional – deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children Continue Reading...

Beautiful – Synonym Vocabulary Words

Beautiful – Synonym Vocabulary Words 20 Spelling Word List, Printable Study Practice Worksheets (w/answer keys), 4 Day Learning Exercises, 5th Day Students Test their Knowledge [tab name=”Intro”] Beautiful – Synonym Vocabulary Words includes … 20 Spelling Word List Printable Study Practice Worksheets (w/answer keys) 4 Day’s of Learning Exercises 5th Day Students Test their Knowledge   Continue Reading...

Personal Pronouns

Brainpop Personal Pronouns  (02:14) – Video Find out how personal pronouns refer to their antecedents. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Time Line | Q&A (473) Page Views...

Contraction

Brainpop Contractions  (01:55) – Video Learn what a contraction is and where it can be used in writing and speech. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A   WORKSHEETS: The Worksheet Place (555) Page Views...

Conjunction

Conjunctions  (04:30) Either you learn about conjunctions, or you won’t get any pudding! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A (1130) Page Views...

Clauses

LESSONS Brainpop Clauses  (04:21) – Video Discover how clauses make sentences work! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A   WORKSHEET: Punctuating Adverb Clauses key Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses Worksheet key Verbs and Relative Clauses Worksheet key   (435) Page Views...

Synonyms

Brainpop Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms  (02:38) – Video Some words sound alike and mean something different. Some words mean the same thing, but sound totally different. And some words sound nothing alike and mean the total opposite! Here’s how to keep these words straight! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Time Line | Q&A (414) Page Continue Reading...

Antonyms

Brainpop Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms  (02:38) – Video Some words sound alike and mean something different. Some words mean the same thing, but sound totally different. And some words sound nothing alike and mean the total opposite! Here’s how to keep these words straight! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Time Line | Q&A (555) Page Continue Reading...

Parts of a Sentence

LESSON / RULES Parts of a Sentence   WORKSHEET Sentence Parts Worksheet key   CHECK OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARTS OF A SENTENCE (859) Page Views...

Possessive Nouns

Brainpop Possessives  (04:07) – Video Discover the grammar of possessives, including possessive nouns and pronouns. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A   LESSON The Possessive Noun Possessive Apostrophe Rules The ‘S Problem   WORKSHEETS Possessive Forms Worksheet  key   (555) Page Views...

Grammar Worksheets

Rhetorical Issues: Handouts Writing Term Papers Writing Definitions Writing a Longer Paper Principles of Organization Outlining Thesis and Thesis Statements Thesis Statement Guidelines Introductions and Conclusions Concluding Paragraphs Paragraph Development Transitional Words and Their Use Transitions and Connective Phrases Transitions Style and Usage: Handouts Phrases to Avoid Commonly Confused Words Homonym List Parallelism Explained Style Continue Reading...

More, Most

2-syllable adjectives: use more with the unchanged adjective The shops are always more crowded just before Christmas. Is there anything more boring than reading about grammar? My sister is more careful with her writing than I am with mine. Note: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -er. Examples: simple-simpler, clever-cleverer, Continue Reading...

Nouns

Learn about Nouns: Brainpop – Nouns Video (01:59) (must be subscriber to watch) Nouns, proper nouns, plural nouns, and what they refer to. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Experiment | Q&A WORKSHEETS: EZ School Noun Worksheet Sinular to Plural Noun Checker Worksheet Works Noun Worksheet generator QUIZ PLURAL NOUNS: Plural: Adding “s” or “es” Continue Reading...

Adjectives

Adjective Learn extensive details about adjectives.  Including Possessive adjective, Articles, Demonstrative Adjectives, Infinitive adjective. [tab name=”Intro”] What is an Adjective? Brainpop Video – Adjectives  (02:36) See how adjectives tell us more about nouns. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A Learn more Grammar Monster Read the above link and learn about Adjective. Read Grammar Monster link Continue Reading...

Pronouns

Pronouns [tab name=”Intro”] Introduction to Pronouns Learn about Pronouns http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/pronounsl.cfm Watch These Videos About Pronouns [/tab] [tab name=”Online Practice”] Interactive Learning http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/pronoun/balloon_game/  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/pronouns/play/popup.shtml http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sea_park/index_pre.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en27pron-game-personal-pronouns-treasure-hunt Online Quiz Replace the Proper Noun with a Pronoun that fits http://jolisys.coolpage.biz/jounedix/Ejercices1.htm [/tab] [tab name=”Print Worksheet”] Worksheets EZ School Pronoun Worksheets Worksheet Works Pronoun Worksheet Generator [/tab] [end_tabset] (1116) Page Continue Reading...

Preposition

Prepositional Phrases  (02:15) Learn what a preposition is and how to identify prepositional phrases. Quiz | Activity | Time Line | Q&A EZ School Preposition Worksheets Worksheet Works Preposition Worksheets (496) Page Views...

Compound Words

Compound Words   WORKSHEET: The Worksheet Place (526) Page Views...

Prefixes & Suffixes

[tab name=”Learn”] Brainpop Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes  (03:30) – video Reacquaint yourself with prefixes, suffixes, and root words! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A [/tab] [tab name=”Prefixes”] PREFIXES Prefix: Drag to the meaning Choose the correct Prefix Prefix: Make new words [/tab] [tab name=”Suffixes”] SUFFIXES Learning activity for the Suffix “ful” Learning activity for the Continue Reading...

Negatives

Worksheet Works Negatives Worksheet Generator (693) Page Views...

Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs

Homonyms Words that are Homonyms or multiple meaning words share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings.  Examples of homonyms are demonstrated below. A bear (the animal) can bear (tolerate) very cold temperatures. The driver turned left (opposite of right) and left (departed from) the main road. In the spring (season), I watched a Continue Reading...

Synonyms

Brainpop Video – Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms  (02:38) Some words sound alike and mean something different. Some words mean the same thing, but sound totally different. And some words sound nothing alike and mean the total opposite! Here’s how to keep these words straight! Quiz | Activity | FYI | Time Line | Q&A [toggle Title=”Practice Continue Reading...

Verb

[tab name=”Videos”] Verb Video     [/tab][tab name=”Games”]Verb Games       [/tab][tab name=”Recognizing Verbs”]Recognize verbs [/tab][tab name=”Quiz”]Verb Quiz– Click on a topic to start a quiz. [/tab][tab name=”Brainpop”] Brainpop Verbs and their Objects (02:06) – Video How to identify and use verbs, direct objects, and indirect objects. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Experiment Continue Reading...

Parts of Speech

Learn about the eight parts of speech which are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Worksheets, Lessons, Quizzes, Videos and more [tab name=”8 Parts of Speech”] The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Daily Grammar provides excellent definitions for the 8 parts of speech.  Continue Reading...

Adverbs

Brainpop Video – Adverbs  (03:52) These words can describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, nouns, and even whole sentences. Quiz | Activity | FYI | Q&A [toggle Title=”Lesson- Videos”] Adverb Video Lesson– click play[/toggle]  WORKSHEET [toggle Title=”WorkSheets”] Worksheet Works Adverb Worksheet Generator [/toggle] (587) Page Views...

Phonics: R-Controlled Vowels (Lesson 14)

[toggle Title=”#”] When a vowel is followed by an r, it makes a special sound. These are called r-controlled vowels, or r-colored vowels. These phonemes are as follows: /ar/ sound as in car, guitar, Arthur /âr/ sound as in care, bear, mare, scare, aquarium /îr/ sound as in pier /ir/ sound as in turnip, spider, Continue Reading...

Plural Nouns

Introduction to Plural Nouns with many examples of plural nouns with “s” ending, “es” ending, “ies” ending and some plural nouns that never change . You will find links, lessons, worksheets, interactive links, and videos to education your children about plural nouns [tab name=”Introduction”] Plural Noun -names more than one person, place or thing.   Continue Reading...

Rules of Capitalization

Rules of Capitalization; Links & Worksheets [tab name=”Rule of Capitalization”] RULES OF CAPTIALIZATION Always use CAPITAL LETTERS for… …the word “I” …the first word of every sentence …Title of a name …abbreviations & initial in a name …proper nouns such as… Cities, states, countries Lakes, rivers, oceans Names of people from particular countries Particular people Continue Reading...

Grammar Rules & Definitions

[toggle Title=”Summary of Grammar Rules & Definitions”] Compound Words – a word composed of two or more different words Synonyms – words that have the same or nearly the same meaning Antonyms – words that have opposite meanings Homonyms – words that are pronounced the same, but their meanings and their spellings are not the Continue Reading...