- http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ — Easy to search, lots of examples, and student-friendly language.
- http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm — Simple, straightforward explanations and examples of GRAMMAR TERMS. Easy to navigate. Obviously written for students.
- http://www.grammarbook.com/ — A more advanced presentation of rules and examples. Still easy to navigate and helpful.
- http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ — Plain language, down-to-earth explanations. Great search feature. Obviously written for everyday people.
Subjects, Predicates, Fragments, and Passive Voice
- Subjects and Predicates Basics Packet Revised October 2016
- Games and review of subjects vs. predicates
- Video review subjects and predicates
- Subject and Verb Practice Answers 1
- Subjects and Predicates Answers 2
- Fragment review video serious
- 2nd Fragment review video “funny”
- Passive Voice Game 1 True or false? Passive or Active? Answers included.
- PV Game 2: Use passive voice correctly (Choose the correct passive answer!)
The Predicate: Verb Types, Compliments, and Objects
- Verbs Power Point Revised October 2016
- Predicate Packet Created October 2016
- Direct and Indirect Objects PDF
ACT English: Grammar and Punctuation Skills for 11th Grade
Parts of Speech and Phrases
- Grammar Review Parts of Speech and Phrases Packet (May 2017 Update)
- Grammar Review Revised Packet (for next year) (May 18th 2017)
- Phrase Power Point (Updated 2017 May)
- Helpful Review Video (Phrases)
- Phrases Flashcards on Quizlet
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Expectations
- Be sure pronoun and antecedent agree!
- Use the right pronoun!
#2: No Fragments!
- Make sure all sentences contain both a subject and a verb.
- Do not put a comma before “and” if it’s not followed by a complete sentence or the last item in a series.
#3: No Run-ons!
- If you have a compound sentence connected with a conjunction, use a comma before that conjunction!
- If you have two independent clauses, you cannot connect them with a comma!
- Put a period, semicolon, or a comma+conjunction in between separate sentences!
#4: Use Punctuation Marks Correctly
- Punctuation Cheat Sheet
- Hyphens, Dashes, and Parentheses Diagnostic Test
- Hyphen Rule List
- Hyphen Practice Quiz
- Hyphen Practice Quiz 2
- Online Lesson with Practice Quiz at the end
#5: Don’t shift verb tense unless it’s necessary. Use present tense for literary criticism.
- New October 2016! Literary Present Tense Help
#6: Subject-Verb Agreement
#7: Use standard English (no slang). Use formal language when necessary.
#8: Use commas correctly!
- Comma Use Packet 2016-2017
- Study Links…
#10: Parallel Structure
#11: Spelling and Homonyms
#12: Don’t use passive voice when it is vague or wordy.
#13: No dangling or misplaced modifiers!
#14: Know how and when to make things possessive and/or plural.
- Plural Noun Forms
- Using Apostrophes Correctly (PowerPoint)
- Explanatory Cartoon from The Oatmeal
- Detailed Rules List from Grammar Book (VERY IN-DEPTH)
- Apostrophes with words ending in “s”
- Grammar Girl’s Explanation of Apostrophes and Plurals
- Play a soccer game while learning about apostrophes
- Beat the clock apostrophe game
- Jeopardy Game (For classroom use)
#15: Word Choice (correct/precise). Avoid Awkward Wording. Concision (don’t be wordy or repetitive).
English Grammar Topics
Parts of Speech Overview
- Parts of Speech Review 2016
- Hard Parts of Speech Practice 2016
- Practice with Verbs Objects and Transitive
Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
- Adjectives and Adverbs PowerPoint
- Extra Practice with Adjectives and Adverbs
- Adjectives and Adverbs Practice Answers
- Preposition Notes PowerPoint
- Preposition Practice Extra Credit
- Prepositions Answers
- Preposition List
- Short Preposition Review
- Long Preposition Review
- VIDEO PHRASES LESSON
- Phrases Handout
- Phrase Practice
- Identifying Phrases + Absolute Phrases Information
- Can you identify participles, participial phrases, and absolute phrases? (medium)
- Phrase Quiz 1 (hard)
- Phrase Quiz 2 (easy)
- Phrase Quiz 3 (easy)
- Phrase Quiz 4 (note: “auxiliary verb” means “helping verb”) (medium)
ABSOLUTE PHRASES (INFO AND PRACTICE)
- More Information About Absolute Phrases
- Practice with Absolute Phrases (answers included)
- Can you tell the difference between an absolute phrase and a participial phrase?