English Grammar I

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: WRITING BASICS

Lesson 1.1 - The Subject in Unusual Positions

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Subject and Predicate Parts
  • Screen 3: Inverted Sentences
  • Screen 4: Imperative Sentences
  • Screen 5: Examples: Subjects before Predicates; Inverted Subjects
  • Screen 6: Examples: Sentences with Implied 'You' as the Subject

Lesson 1.2 - Using Adjectives and Adverbs

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Using Adjective and Adverbs
  • Screen 3: Adjectives
  • Screen 4: Adverbs
  • Screen 5: Examples: Adjectives Modifying Nouns and Pronouns
  • Screen 6: Examples: Adverbs Modifying Verbs, Adjectives, or other Adverbs
  • Screen 7: Examples: Choosing between Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Screen 8: Examples: Correct Form of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Screen 9: Position of Adverbs in Sentences

Lesson 1.3 - Subject and Object Pronouns

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Subject Pronouns
  • Screen 3: Subject Pronouns, continued
  • Screen 4: Subject Pronouns, continued
  • Screen 5: Object Pronouns
  • Screen 6: Examples: Object Pronoun
  • Screen 7: Examples: Subject Pronoun
  • Screen 8: Examples: ‘they’ or ‘them’
  • Screen 9: Examples: ‘we’ or ‘us’
  • Screen 10: Direct Objects
  • Screen 11: Examples: Object and Direct Object Pronouns
  • Screen 12: Object of the Preposition
  • Screen 13: Examples: Singular and Plural Pronouns
  • Screen 14: Examples: Pronouns used as Subjects
  • Screen 15: Examples: Object Pronouns (Direct Objects)
  • Screen 16: Examples: Objects of the Preposition

Lesson 1.4 - Sentence Designs

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: N V (Noun-Verb)
  • Screen 3: N V N (Noun-Verb-Noun)
  • Screen 4: N LV N (Noun-Linking Verb-Noun)
  • Screen 5: N LV ADJ (Noun-Linking Verb-Adjective)
  • Screen 6: N V N N (Noun-Verb-Noun-Noun)
  • Screen 7: Indirect Object
  • Screen 8: Example: Indirect Object
  • Screen 9: Examples: N V design
  • Screen 10: Examples: N V N design
  • Screen 11: Examples: N LV N design
  • Screen 12: Examples: N LV ADJ design
  • Screen 13: Examples: N V N N design

Lesson 1.5 - Verbs after There, Here, and Where

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Verbs Following ‘there’
  • Screen 3: Verbs Following ‘here’ and ‘where’
  • Screen 4: Singular Subject Forms
  • Screen 5: Plural Subject Forms
  • Screen 6: Examples: Verbs Following ‘there’ and ‘here’
  • Screen 7: Examples: Verbs Following ‘here’ and ‘where’

Lesson 1.6 - Using Negatives Correctly

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Negatives Words and Double Negatives
  • Screen 3: Contractions
  • Screen 4: No Words
  • Screen 5: Examples: Negative Words
  • Screen 6: Examples: Negative Words, continued
  • Screen 7: Examples: Double Negatives

UNIT 2: USING PHRASES

Lesson 2.1 - Prepositional Phrases Used as an Adjective or Adverb

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commonly Used Prepositions
  • Screen 3: Object of the Preposition and Adjective Phrases
  • Screen 4: Adverbs
  • Screen 5: Adverb Phrases
  • Screen 6: Examples: Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives
  • Screen 7: Examples: Prepositional Phrases Used as Adverbs

Lesson 2.2 - Verb Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Verb Phrases
  • Screen 3: Verbs and Verb Phrases
  • Screen 4: Types of Verbs
  • Screen 5: State-of-Being Verbs
  • Screen 6: Separated Verbs
  • Screen 7: Examples: Verb Phrases
  • Screen 8: Examples: One Word Verbs
  • Screen 9: Examples: State-of-Being Verbs
  • Screen 10: Examples: Helping Verbs
  • Screen 11: Examples: Separated Verbs

Lesson 2.3 - Be Verbs – Noun Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Noun Phrases, ‘Be’ Verbs and Completers
  • Screen 3: Examples of Noun Phrases: Person, Place, and Thing
  • Screen 4: ‘Be’ Verbs Used Like Equal Signs
  • Screen 5: Direct Objects and Transitive Verbs
  • Screen 6: Direct Objects Answering ‘what’
  • Screen 7: Examples: ‘Be’ Verbs with Noun Phrases
  • Screen 8: Examples: Transitive Verbs with Direct Objects
  • Screen 9: Examples: Transitive Verbs with Direct Objects, continued

Lesson 2.4 - Be Verbs – Adjective Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Adjective Phrases
  • Screen 3: Completers
  • Screen 4: Comparative Adjectives Using ‘er’ or ‘est’ Endings
  • Screen 5: Comparative Adjectives Using ‘more’ or ‘most’
  • Screen 6: Examples: Adjective Phrases Following a ‘Be’ Verb
  • Screen 7: Examples: Adjective Phrases Using ‘er’ or ‘est’ Endings
  • Screen 8: Examples: Adjective Phrases Using ‘more’ or ‘most’

Lesson 2.5 - Be Verbs – Adverb Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Adverbs of Place
  • Screen 3: Adverbs of Time
  • Screen 4: Adverbs of Manner
  • Screen 5: Examples: Adverbs of Place
  • Screen 6: Examples: Adverbs of Time

Lesson 2.6 - Be Verbs – Prepositional Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 2.6 Topics
  • Screen 2: Prepositional Phrase as a Completer
  • Screen 3: Parts of a Prepositional Phrase
  • Screen 4: Examples: ‘Be’ Verbs with Adverbs of Place and Prepositional Phrases

UNIT 3: CONFUSING WORDS

Lesson 3.1 - Special Verbs: Let, Leave; Teach, Learn; Lie, Lay

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Distinguishing ‘let’ from ‘leave’
  • Screen 3: Use of ‘leave’
  • Screen 4: Distinguishing ‘teach’ from ’learn’
  • Screen 5: Use of ‘learn’
  • Screen 6: Distinguishing ‘lie’ from ‘lay’
  • Screen 7: Use of ‘lie’, ‘lay’, and ‘lain’
  • Screen 8: Use of ‘lay’
  • Screen 9: Examples: Using ‘let’ and ‘leave’
  • Screen 10: Examples: Using ‘teach’ and ‘learn’
  • Screen 12: Examples: Using ‘lie’ and ‘lay’
  • Screen 13: Examples: Using ‘lay’ and ‘laid’

Lesson 3.2 - Special Verbs: Rise, Raise; Sit, Set

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Distinguishing ‘rise’ from ‘raise’
  • Screen 3: Use of ‘raise’
  • Screen 4: Distinguishing ‘sit’ from ‘set’
  • Screen 5: Use of ‘set’
  • Screen 6: Use of ‘set’, continued
  • Screen 7: Examples: Using Sit, Rise, and Raise

Lesson 3.3 - Adjectives: Good, Better, Best, Well, Bad, Worse, Worst

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Using Adjectives ‘good’, ‘better’, and ‘best’
  • Screen 3: Using Adjectives ‘bad’, ‘worse, and ‘worst’
  • Screen 4: Using the Adjective ‘well’
  • Screen 5: Examples: Using ‘good’, ‘better’, and ‘best’
  • Screen 6: Examples: Using ‘well’, ‘bad’, ‘worse’, and ‘worst’

Lesson 3.4 - Pronouns: Who, Whom, Himself, Herself, Ourselves, Themselves

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Use of Pronouns ‘we’ and ‘us’
  • Screen 3: Use of Interrogative Pronouns ‘who’ and ‘whom’
  • Screen 4: Example of ‘whom’ in the Object Form
  • Screen 5: Use of Pronouns ‘himself’ and ‘herself’
  • Screen 6: Antecedents Before Pronouns
  • Screen 7: Examples of Antecedents Before Pronouns
  • Screen 8: Use of Pronouns ‘ourselves’ and ‘themselves’
  • Screen 9: Examples: Using ‘we’, and ‘us’
  • Screen 10: Examples: Using ‘who’ and ‘whom’
  • Screen 11: Examples: Using ‘himself’, and ‘herself’
  • Screen 12: Examples: Using ‘ourselves’, ‘themselves’, and Pronouns with an Antecedent

Lesson 3.5 - Homophones and Near Homophones

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Use of ‘accept’ and ‘except’
  • Screen 3: Use of ‘all ready’ and ‘already’
  • Screen 4: Use of ‘capital’ and ‘capitol’
  • Screen 5: Use of ‘dessert’ and ‘desert’
  • Screen 6: Use of ‘a lot’ and ‘allot’
  • Screen 7: Examples: Using ‘accept’, ‘except’, ‘all ready, and ‘already’
  • Screen 8: Examples: Using ‘capital’, ‘capitol’, ‘desert’, ‘dessert’, ‘allot’ and ‘a lot’

Lesson 3.6 - More Homophones and Near Homophones

  • Screen 1: Lesson 3.6 Topics
  • Screen 2: Use of ‘lead’ and ‘led’
  • Screen 3: Use of ‘lose’ and ‘loose’
  • Screen 4: Use of ‘piece’ and ‘peace’
  • Screen 5: Use of ‘principal’ and ‘principle’
  • Screen 6: Use of ‘stationary’ and ‘stationery’
  • Screen 7: Examples: ‘lead’ and ‘led’
  • Screen 8: Examples: Using ‘lose’, ‘loose’, ‘piece’, and ‘peace’
  • Screen 9: Examples: Using ‘principle’, ‘principal’, ‘stationary’, and ‘stationery’

 

UNIT 4: GOOD WRITING TECHNIQUES

Lesson 4.1 - Kinds of Paragraphs

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Using Topic and Detail Sentences in Paragraphs
  • Screen 3: Kinds of Paragraphs: Narrative
  • Screen 4: Main Topic Sentence
  • Screen 5: Topic Sentences
  • Screen 6: Chronological Order
  • Screen 7: Kinds of Paragraphs: Descriptive
  • Screen 8: Descriptive Paragraphs, continued
  • Screen 9: Organizing Descriptive Paragraphs
  • Screen 10: Kinds of Paragraphs: Explanatory
  • Screen 11: Example: Explanatory Paragraph
  • Screen 12: Ordering Sentences
  • Screen 13: Examples: Narrative Paragraphs
  • Screen 14: Examples: Descriptive Paragraphs
  • Screen 15: Examples: Ideas for Explanatory Paragraphs

Lesson 4.2 - Outlines

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Taking Notes and Making Outlines
  • Screen 3: Steps in Planning a Report
  • Screen 4: Outline Parts
  • Screen 5: Examples: History of Baseball Outline
  • Screen 6: Examples: History of Airplanes Outline
  • Screen 7: Examples: Directions for Making a Cake Outline
  • Screen 8: Examples: Directions for Making a Cake Outline, continued

Lesson 4.3 - Written Reports

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Preparing to Write
  • Screen 3: Table of Contents
  • Screen 4: Index
  • Screen 5: Taking Notes
  • Screen 6: Recording Quotations
  • Screen 7: Guidelines for Organizing a Report
  • Screen 8: Guidelines for Organizing a Report, continued
  • Screen 9: Starting to Write
  • Screen 10: Bibliography
  • Screen 11: Story Writing
  • Screen 12: Techniques for Good Story Writing
  • Screen 13: Example of a Report
  • Screen 14: Example of a Report, continued
  • Screen 15: Examples: Describing the Report
  • Screen 16: Example of a Story
  • Screen 17: Example of a Story, continued
  • Screen 18: Example of a Story, continued
  • Screen 19: Examples: Describing the Story

Lesson 4.4 - Fact and Opinion

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Facts
  • Screen 3: True by Definition or True by Observation
  • Screen 4: Opinions
  • Screen 5: Facts or Opinions
  • Screen 6: Examples: Facts
  • Screen 7: Examples: Opinions

Lesson 4.5 - Proofreading and Editing

  • Screen 1: Lesson 4.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Proofreading
  • Screen 3: Error Free Work
  • Screen 4: Well-Written Sentences
  • Screen 5: Run-on Sentences
  • Screen 6: Stringy Sentences
  • Screen 7: Connected Sentences
  • Screen 8: Clear Expression of Thought
  • Screen 9: Editing
  • Screen 10: Ideas to Consider when Editing
  • Screen 11: Editing Symbols
  • Screen 12: Editing Symbols, continued
  • Screen 13: After Editing
  • Screen 14: Examples: Run-on Sentences
  • Screen 15: Examples: Stringy Sentences

UNIT 5: DICTIONARY AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Lesson 5.1 - Alphabetizing and Guide Words

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Entry Words and Alphabetical Order
  • Screen 3: Alphabetized Words
  • Screen 4: Alphabetical Order
  • Screen 5: Dictionaries
  • Screen 6: Guide Words
  • Screen 7: Using Guide Words
  • Screen 8: Examples: Alphabetizing by Letter Placement
  • Screen 9: Examples: Using Guide Words

Lesson 5.2 - Common Reference Materials

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Types of References
  • Screen 3: Dictionaries
  • Screen 4: Dictionaries: Definitions
  • Screen 5: Dictionaries: Pronunciation
  • Screen 6: Dictionary Pronunciation Key
  • Screen 7: Dictionary Pronunciation: Accents and Hyphens
  • Screen 8: Dictionaries: Spelling
  • Screen 9: Example: Dictionary Word
  • Screen 10: Encyclopedias and Atlases
  • Screen 11: Almanacs
  • Screen 12: Newspapers and Magazines
  • Screen 13: InfoTrac
  • Screen 14: Thesaurus
  • Screen 15: Using a Thesaurus
  • Screen 16: Other Reference Materials
  • Screen 17: Examples: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, Almanacs
  • Screen 18: Examples: Newspapers, Magazines, Thesauruses

Lesson 5.3 - Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Non-Fiction
  • Screen 3: Fiction
  • Screen 4: Examples: Non-Fiction and Fiction Books

Lesson 5.4 - Library Media Skills

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Library Card Catalogs
  • Screen 3: Card Information
  • Screen 4: Sample Card
  • Screen 5: Dewey Decimal System
  • Screen 6: Dewey Decimal System Categories
  • Screen 7: Dewey Decimal System Categories, continued
  • Screen 8: Finding Fiction Books
  • Screen 9: Author Card
  • Screen 10: Title Card
  • Screen 11: Subject Card

Lesson 5.5 - Internet Research

  • Screen 1: Lesson 5.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Internet Terms: ‘http’
  • Screen 3: Internet Terms: ‘www.’, ‘search engine’
  • Screen 4: Examples of Search Engines
  • Screen 5: Surfing the Web
  • Screen 6: Internet Terms: ‘hardware’, ‘software’, ‘internet’, ‘server’
  • Screen 7: Internet Terms: ‘keywords’, ‘browser’
  • Screen 8: Internet Terms: ‘Boolean logic’, ‘url’, ‘protocol’
  • Screen 9: Internet Terms: ‘domains’
  • Screen 10: Internet Terms: ‘file name’
  • Screen 11: Determining a Good Web site
  • Screen 12: Determining a Good Web site, continued
  • Screen 13: Determining a Good Web site, continued
  • Screen 14: Determining a Good Web site, continued
  • Screen 15: Examples: Online Resources
  • Screen 16: Examples: Protocol, Domain and File Names

UNIT 6: WRITING FORMATS

Lesson 6.1 - Letters and Correspondence

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Letter Writing
  • Screen 3: Friendly Letters
  • Screen 4: Letter Parts: Heading
  • Screen 5: Letter Parts: Greeting and Body
  • Screen 6: Letter Parts: Closing and Signature
  • Screen 7: Example of a Friendly Letter
  • Screen 8: Social Notes; Thank You Note
  • Screen 9: Example: Thank You Note
  • Screen 10: Invitations and R.S.V.P.’s
  • Screen 11: Example: Invitation
  • Screen 12: Example: Acceptance Note
  • Screen 13: Example: Note of Regret
  • Screen 14: Business Letters
  • Screen 15: Letter Parts: Heading and Inside Address
  • Screen 16: Letter Parts: Greeting
  • Screen 17: Letter Parts: Body
  • Screen 18: Letter Parts: Closing and Signature
  • Screen 19: Business Letter Formats
  • Screen 20: Example: Modified Block Form
  • Screen 21: Example: Block Form

Lesson 6.2 - Similes and Metaphors

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Figures of Speech
  • Screen 3: Similes
  • Screen 4: Similes vs. Clichés
  • Screen 5: Similes Using ‘like’ or ‘as’
  • Screen 6: Metaphors
  • Screen 7: Personification
  • Screen 8: Examples: Similes
  • Screen 9: Examples: Metaphors
  • Screen 10: Examples: Personification

Lesson 6.3 - Summaries and Compositions

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Compositions
  • Screen 3: Introductory Paragraph
  • Screen 4: Types of Compositions
  • Screen 5: Explanatory Composition
  • Screen 6: Summary
  • Screen 7: Choosing a Subject
  • Screen 8: Narrowing a Subject and Details
  • Screen 9: Organizing Compositions
  • Screen 10: Writing the Introduction
  • Screen 11: Writing the Body
  • Screen 12: Writing the Conclusion
  • Screen 13: Checking for Errors
  • Screen 14: Examples: Labeled Composition
  • Screen 15: Examples: Labeled Composition, continued
  • Screen 16: Examples: Labeled Composition, continued
  • Screen 17: Examples: Labeled Composition, continued
  • Screen 18: Examples: Labeled Composition, continued

Lesson 6.4 - Writing Persuasive Articles

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Persuasive Articles
  • Screen 3: Parts of a Persuasive Composition
  • Screen 4: Persuasive Techniques
  • Screen 5: Editorials and Advertisements
  • Screen 6: Examples: Classified Ad
  • Screen 7: Examples: Advertisement
  • Screen 8: Examples: Editorial
  • Screen 9: Examples: Letter to the Editor
  • Screen 10: Examples: Persuasive Composition

Lesson 6.5 - Kinds of Poetry

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Poems
  • Screen 3: Alliteration and Assonance
  • Screen 4: Consonance
  • Screen 5: Onomatopoeia
  • Screen 6: Repetition
  • Screen 7: Rhyme
  • Screen 8: Stanzas
  • Screen 9: Syllables
  • Screen 10: Types of Poetry: Haiku
  • Screen 11: Examples: Haiku
  • Screen 12: Types of Poetry: Tankas
  • Screen 13: Types of Poetry: Cinquains
  • Screen 14: Types of Poetry: Limerick
  • Screen 15: Types of Poetry: Free Verse

APPENDIX

  • Glossary