After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify commonly confused words.
- Identify the eight parts of speech.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of contractions and possessives.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of English grammar including adverbs, adjectives, periods, question marks, exclamation points, semicolons, and commas.
- Write complete sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons.
- Write sentences with appropriate subject-verb agreement and sentence structure.
Lesson 1: Word Use
In this lesson, we will learn how words work alone and together in predictable ways to express meaning. To accomplish this, we will look at commonly confused words, how to consult a dictionary and the eight parts of speech.
Lesson 2: Sentence Structure
In this lesson, we will learn how sentences are built and how words combine to form clauses and phrases. We will explore the formation of complete sentences, including avoiding run-ons and fragments. The use of regular and irregular verbs will also be reviewed.
Lesson 3: Punctuation
In this lesson, we will learn how punctuation is a code that works with the words and sentence structure we’ve learned about in lessons 1 and 2 to clarify meaning. Here we will focus on commas, periods, exclamation points, and all common punctuation.
Lesson 4: Writing
In this lesson, we will learn paragraphs and essays come together from a combination of sentences, in the same way that sentences come together as combinations of words and punctuation. We will look at the structure of writing, and how paragraphs are formed. We will also explore writing styles and organizing writing.