M/J Language Arts 1, Advanced   (#1001020)

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General Course Information and Notes

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Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide grade 6 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

General Notes

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn
  • analysis of literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine:
    • text craft and structure
    • elements of literature
    • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence
    • power and impact of language
    • influence of history, culture, and setting on language
    • personal critical and aesthetic response
  • writing for varied purposes
    • developing and supporting argumentative claims
    • crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts
    • responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes
    • writing narratives to develop real or imagined events
    • writing to sources (short and longer research) using text based claims and evidence
  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
  • collaboration amongst peers
Special Notes:

Instructional Practices: Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any purpose. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning.
  1. Reading assignments from longer text passages, as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).
The College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards and grade-specific standards are necessary complements - the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity - that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate at each grade level. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade specific benchmarks, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades, and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations described by the CCR anchor standards.

General Information

Course Number: 1001020
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J LANG ARTS 1, ADV
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Level: 3
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Analyzing Events and Characters in the Beginning of Stargirl:

Learn how characters' actions and responses develop the main characters and advance the plot during key events in the beginning of the novel Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli with this interactive tutorial.

 

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Investigating Essential and Nonessential Elements: Part Two:

Investigate essential and nonessential elements in a sentence. In Part Two of this two-part series, you'll learn about essential and nonessential phrases and clauses and how to use commas with nonessential phrases and clauses in a sentence.

Please complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click HERE to launch Part One. 

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Investigating Essential and Nonessential Elements: Part One:

Investigate essential and nonessential elements in a sentence in this two-part, interactive tutorial series. In Part One, you'll learn about appositives and how to use commas with appositives when they provide nonessential information in a sentence.

When you're done, make sure to complete Part Two. Click HERE to launch Part Two.

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Mysterious Punctuation: The Dash -- Part Two:

Investigate a mysterious punctuation mark--the dash--in this interactive, two-part tutorial. In this series, you'll learn about two types of dashes and their different uses. In Part Two, you'll learn about the em dash and practice using it correctly.

We recommend that you complete Part One first! Click HERE to launch Part One.

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Mysterious Punctuation: The Dash -- Part One :

Investigate a mysterious punctuation mark--the dash--in this interactive, two-part tutorial. In this series, you'll learn about two types of dashes and their different uses. In Part One, you'll learn about the en dash and practice using it correctly. In Part Two, you'll learn about the em dash and practice using it correctly. We hope by the end of this series that the dash will no longer be quite so mysterious!

Make sure to complete Part Two! Click HERE to launch Part Two.

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Mysterious Punctuation Marks: The Ellipsis:

Check out a mysterious punctuation mark . . . the ellipsis . . . in this interactive, English Language Arts tutorial. You'll learn a number of different uses for the ellipsis and apply what you learn to practice using the ellipsis correctly.

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Mysterious Punctuation Marks: Commas:

Don't be mystified by commas! This interactive tutorial will help you better understand how to correctly use this often mysterious punctuation mark. You'll learn several ways commas are commonly misused to help make sure you don't make these same mistakes in your own writing. Then, you'll learn several ways to correctly use a comma. 

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A Navajo Chant and Refrain in "The Twelfth Song of Thunder":

Explore the poem “The Twelfth Song of Thunder” from the Navajo Mountain Chant. In this interactive tutorial, you'll examine how a refrain in the poem better develops the theme of the poem. 

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Mysterious Punctuation Marks: Apostrophes:

Check out a mysterious punctuation mark--the apostrophe--in this interactive tutorial. You'll learn several important rules and guidelines to help you demystify this punctuation mark so you can use it correctly in your own writing. 

 

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Mysterious Punctuation: Investigating Commas :

Learn a number of important rules that will help you master the mysterious comma. In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how commas are used to separate three or more items in a series and to “set off” certain aspects of a sentence.

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Vocabulary Unleashed:

Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial! You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.

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Following "The Road Not Taken":

Explore the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and learn how the poem’s structure develops theme, setting, and plot as you complete this interactive tutorial.

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Denotation and Connotation in "Fire and Ice":

Explore the poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost and learn about denotation and connotation. In this interactive tutorial, you will examine the impact of word choice on the meaning of a poem. 

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Fixing Run-on Sentences:

Learn to recognize and fix one of the most common grammar errors—the run-on sentence—as you complete this interactive tutorial.

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Capitalization: A Crash Course:

Learn the rules of capitalization in this interactive tutorial!  By the end, you'll have undergone a "crash course" in correct capitalization.  

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Vocabulary Mastery:

Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial!  You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.  

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Time for Revolution: Using Context Clues:

Use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in an informative text about the Revolutionary War in this interactive tutorial.

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Vocabulary Power:

Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial!  You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.  

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Vocabulary in Action:

Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms using synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in this interactive tutorial.  

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A Crooked Election: Character & Story Development:

Read a story called “A Crooked Election" and learn to describe how the plot of a story unfolds in a series of episodes. In this interactive tutorial, you will also explore how the characters change and evolve throughout the plot of a story.

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Plagiarism: What Is It? How Can I Avoid It?:

Learn more about that dreaded word--plagiarism--in this interactive tutorial that's all about citing your sources and avoiding academic dishonesty!

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Inside My Mind: Narrator Perspective:

Explore how an author develops the point of view of a narrating character through the incredible story of Melody, a girl who cannot speak. Excerpts in this interactive tutorial are taken from the award-winning novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.

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A Closer Look: Understanding Themes in Poetry:

Learn to identify and understand themes in poetry in this interactive tutorial.  This skill will bolster your ability to read and analyze poetry, and along the way you will read several classic poems and learn about diction and imagery.

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Descriptive Sentences: How to Make Your Writing Roar:

Learn to distinguish sentence fragments from simple sentences in this African safari-themed, interactive tutorial. You will also learn the difference between adjectives and adverbs and how you can use them to make your writing more interesting.

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Commas, Commas, Everywhere!:

Review common uses of the comma and learn how it can be properly used to set off nonrestrictive elements--like phrases and words--in a sentence. This interactive tutorial will also give you the chance to complete practice activities to check your understanding.

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What's for Lunch?:

Learn how writers and speakers create arguments by stating a claim and backing it up with reasons and evidence. In this interactive tutorial, you'll hear speeches from candidates for Student Council President and complete practice exercises.

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Explain Yourself: Organizing Your Writing:

Learn the differences between informative and argumentative writing and how to organize your informative writing to make it more effective as you complete this interactive tutorial.

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Arguments: Making Claims & Using Evidence:

Learn to evaluate argumentative claims based on evidence with this interactive tutorial.  You'll also learn about statistics, facts, expert quotations, and anecdotes, and how each kind of evidence can strengthen an argument.  

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Weighing the Evidence: Supporting Claims in Arguments:

In this interactive tutorial, you'll study written arguments and look at four kinds of evidence that can be used to support an argumentative claim: facts, statistics, anecdotes, and expert quotations.  

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Do You Want to Build a Story?:

Learn how to write the exposition of a story and build characters, setting, conflict, and more using the power of your imagination in this interactive tutorial!  

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The Pavement Bookworm:

Learn how to use evidence from an informational, nonfiction text to support your analysis of what you have read. In this interactive tutorial you make inferences, or draw conclusions, from a passage about Philani Dladla, "The Pavement Bookworm."

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Solving Word Mysteries: Context Clues and Word Parts:

Learn to find the meanings of "mysterious" words by analyzing context clues, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in this interactive tutorial.

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Turn the Key: Unlocking Authors' Intentions:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

In this interactive tutorial, you'll engage with a variety of short informational texts to determine an author's point of view and an author's purpose in writing.

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Exploring Introductions:

Discover how authors of informational texts "hook" their readers in the introduction with techniques like interesting or unusual information, anecdotes, and quotes. Practice spotting these techniques in this interactive tutorial.  

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State Your Claim:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text…

This tutorial is about stating a claim in an argumentative essay.  The tutorial includes information about grabbers, central ideas, and previewing reasons in a claim.

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Parts of a Whole:

Learn how nonfiction informational texts have a structure, that signal words can serve as your clues to determine that structure, and that parts of a text contribute to the development of the whole text structure with this interactive tutorial.

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Stand Tall: Using Evidence to Support Your Answers:

Learn how to analyze what a literary text says directly and indirectly. With this interactive tutorial you will also cite evidence to support conclusions you draw from a text.

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Mission Possible: Finding the Theme:

Learn how to summarize a story based on its details, determine a story's theme, and understand the differences between the two in this detective-themed, interactive tutorial.

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Why the Attitude?:

Learn to determine the meaning of figures of speech, like similes and metaphors, that authors use in poetry. You will also be able to analyze how these word choices reveal an author’s tone, or attitude, in a poem. You will also be able to analyze how these word choices reveal an author’s tone, or attitude, in a poem. 

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Robots Come to Life:

Learn how to analyze details from a nonfiction informational text about robots to identify and write about the central idea with this interactive tutorial.

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Going Pro: Mastering Pronouns:

Better understand pronouns and how they are used. You'll also learn how to use two of the most commonly confused pronouns - who and whom. You will need to bring your A-game for this basketball-themed, interactive tutorial.

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Tutorials

Hints about Print: Evaluating Print Resources :

Use this interactive tutorial to explore how to select print resources for a research assignment. The tutorial demonstrates tips on how to evaluate the author, select images, and use text features to gather information prior to writing. To get started, click on the Go to Demo arrow to learn more about these tips, then select the Try It arrow to download a worksheet that will allow you to use these tips on your own project.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4- Commas:

This interactive 20-question activity will help you practice using commas correctly in a sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3- Commas:

This interactive 20-question activity will help you practice using commas correctly in a sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2- Commas:

This interactive 20-question activity will help you practice using commas correctly in a sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1- Commas:

This interactive 20-question activity will help you practice using commas correctly in a sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided.

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Grammar Bytes ! Exercise 10 : Whose, Who's:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct form of two commonly confused words: whose and who's. You will get feedback after every question with an explanation of why the answer is correct. If you need help with a question, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 13 : Its, It's:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with "its" and "it's" and learning when it is appropriate to use "its" vs "it's" in a sentence. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 14: Its, It's:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with "its" and "it's" and learning when it is appropriate to use "its" vs "it's" in a sentence. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct. If you need help with a question, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 : Lose, Loose:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: lose and loose. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 : Lose, Loose:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: lose and loose. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct. If you need help with a question, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 : Loss, Lost:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: loss and lost. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6 : Who, Whom:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: who and whom. You will get feedback after every question with a brief explanation of why an answer is correct.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7: Who, Whom:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: who and whom. You will get feedback after every question and a brief explanation of why an answer is correct. If you need help with a question, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 8: Whoever, Whomever:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice working with two commonly confused words: whoever and whomever. You will get feedback after every question and a brief explanation of why the answer is correct. If you need help with a practice item, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 11 : To, Too, Two:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct spelling of these commonly confused words. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 12 : To, Too, Two:

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct spelling of these commonly confused words. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, as to whether your answers were correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 9 : Whose, Who's:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct form of two commonly confused words: whose and who's. You will get feedback after every question with an explanation of why the answer is correct.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 : Their, There, They're:

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct spelling of these commonly confused words. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each answer is correct. If you don't know, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 : Their, There, They're:

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in choosing the correct spelling of these commonly confused words. Each question gives you immediate feedback, located at the top of the screen, whether your answer was correct or not. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided.

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Hero's Journey:

In this tutorial from ReadWriteThink, you will learn about the hero's journey, an ancient story pattern that can be found in texts from thousands of years ago to newly released Hollywood blockbusters. This interactive tool will provide you with the background of the hero's journey and give you a chance to explore several of the journey's key elements. Also, you can use the tool to record examples from a hero's journey you have read or viewed or to plan out a hero's journey of your own.

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Grammar & Usage: Choosing the Correct Pronoun Case:

Determining the correct pronoun case--subjective, objective, or possessive--in writing can be confusing because we often hear people speaking incorrectly. This tutorial will help you review the correct usage of pronouns and then provide you with two short quizzes as practice.

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Which Writing is Right? :

Use this interactive tutorial to improve your expository writing skills. This tutorial asks you questions about the qualities of expository writing and provides feedback on your responses. Finally, you will write a short paragraph and judge your own writing using the tutorial's criteria for effective expository writing.

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Finding the Main Idea:


This 40-question quiz will help you strengthen your skills to determine the main (central) idea of a paragraph. This quiz involves practice using a series of short (3-4 sentence) paragraphs where you will determine the main idea for each based on the details provided in the paragraph. If you get a question wrong, the program will remind you of your answer and show you the correct answer.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Pronoun Case :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Pronoun Case :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Pronoun Case:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Pronoun Case :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Pronoun Case :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Pronoun Agreement :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in fixing sentences with errors in pronoun agreement. You will get feedback after every fill-in-the-blank answer that will explain how close your answer is to the ideal response. If you don't know, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Pronoun Agreement :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in fixing sentences with errors in pronoun agreement. You will get feedback after every fill-in-the-blank answer that will explain how close your answer is to the ideal response. If you don't know, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying whether or not a sentence has a pronoun reference error. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with an explanation.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Pronoun Agreement :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in fixing sentences with errors in pronoun agreement. You will get feedback after every fill-in-the-blank answer.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Pronoun Agreement :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in fixing sentences with errors in pronoun agreement. You will get feedback after every fill-in-the-blank answer that will explain how close your answer is to the ideal response. If you don't know, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6 Recognizing Pronoun Case :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun case that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Pronoun Agreement :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in fixing sentences with errors in pronoun agreement. You will get feedback after every fill-in-the-blank answer that will explain how close your answer is to the ideal response. If you don't know, the "I Give Up" button will help you out.

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Using Supporting Examples:

In this tutorial you will practice using supporting details. Each practice gives you a main idea and three possible details. Your job is to choose the detail that best supports the main idea. Each question gives you feedback on why your answer is correct or incorrect.

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Using Compare and Contrast Maps:

In this tutorial from ReadWriteThink you will learn three ways to write compare-and-contrast essays. You will also receive an interactive map, which will guide you step-by-step as you develop your own essay. When you are finished, you can print, save, or email your essay.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun that goes in each sentence. For each item, you will choose the answer the best corrects the pronoun error, if there is one, in the sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with a clear explanation.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Pronoun Reference:

This interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying whether or not a sentence has a pronoun reference error. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with an explanation.

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Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

This fun, interactive 20-question quiz will give you practice in identifying the correct pronoun that goes in each sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with a clear explanation.

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Parent Resources

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These reading literature standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

These reading informational text standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year’s grade-specific writing standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

The following speaking and listening standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of communication skills and applications.

The following language standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of language skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year’s grade-specific benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. The following standards may be addressed again in higher grades at a more rigorous level of study: LAFS.6.L.1.1c, LAFS.6.L.1.1d, LAFS.6.L.1.1e, LAFS.6.L.1.2a, LAFS.6.L.2.3a, LAFS.6.L.2.3b

Additional Requirements:
The following Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices are applicable to all content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)