Core English Writing

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: CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATION

Lesson 2.1 - Capitalization

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Capital Letters
  • Screen 3: Capitals in Proper Nouns, Proper Adjectives, and the Pronoun I
  • Screen 4: Capitals in Time, Calendars, Names of People, and Abbreviations
  • Screen 5: Capitals in Sentences, Poems, and Outlines
  • Screen 6: Capitals in Direct Quotes, Letters, and Titles of Organizations
  • Screen 7: Capitals in Special Events, Awards, Brand Names, and Titles of People
  • Screen 8: Capitals in Royalty, Families, and Religions
  • Screen 9: Capitals in Nationalities, Languages, Races, Ethnic Groups, History, and Directions
  • Screen 10: Capitals in Planets and Titles of Works
  • Screen 11: Examples: Capitals in Proper Nouns and Proper Adjectives
  • Screen 12: Examples: Capitals in Pronoun I, Time, and Calendar Items
  • Screen 13: Examples: Capitals in Abbreviations and Initials
  • Screen 14: Examples: Capitals in Sentences and Poems
  • Screen 15: Examples: Capitals in Outlines
  • Screen 16: Examples: Capitals in Direct Quotes and Letter Parts
  • Screen 17: Examples: Capitals in Organizations, Agencies, Events, and Awards
  • Screen 18: Examples: Capitals in Brand Names of Products and Titles of People
  • Screen 19: Examples: Capitals in Heads of State, Royalty, Nobility, and Family Relationships
  • Screen 20: Examples: Capitals in Religions, Nationalities, Languages, Races, and Ethnic Groups
  • Screen 21: Examples: Capitals in Historical Events and Geographical Locations
  • Screen 22: Examples: Capitals in Directions and Planets
  • Screen 23: Examples: Capitals in Works

Lesson 2.2 - Sentence Ending Marks and More

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Ending Punctuation - Periods
  • Screen 3: Ending Punctuation – Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks
  • Screen 4: Periods in Interjections, and Places Other Than the End of a Sentence
  • Screen 5: Examples: Periods in Declarative and Imperative Sentences
  • Screen 6: Examples: Periods in Indirect Quotes, and Question Marks in Interrogative Sentences
  • Screen 7: Examples: Exclamation Marks in Exclamatory Sentences and Interjections
  • Screen 8: Examples: Periods after Titles and in Initials
  • Screen 9: Examples: Periods after Abbreviations and Abbreviations without Periods
  • Screen 10: Examples: Periods in Outlines
  • Screen 11: Examples: Periods in a List

Lesson 2.3 - Commas

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Commas
  • Screen 3: Commas in Dates and Addresses
  • Screen 4: Commas in Letters and a Series of Words
  • Screen 5: Commas between Two Adjectives
  • Screen 6: Commas between Two Adjectives, Continued
  • Screen 7: Commas after Mild Interjections and to Set off Nouns of Address
  • Screen 8: Commas to Set Off Appositives and Interrupters
  • Screen 9: Commas in Introductory Phrase and Conjunctions
  • Screen 10: Commas in Conversation Words and Ordering Adverbs
  • Screen 11: Examples: Commas in Dates and Letters
  • Screen 12: Examples: Commas in a Series of Words and with Mild Interjections
  • Screen 13: Examples: Commas in Introductory Phrases and Nouns of Address
  • Screen 14: Examples: Commas in Appositives and Interrupters
  • Screen 15: Examples: Commas in Prepositional Phrases and Conjunctions
  • Screen 16: Examples: Commas in Conversation Words and Ordering Adjectives

Lesson 2.4 - Apostrophes

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Screen 3: Common Contractions
  • Screen 4: Verbs and Negatives
  • Screen 5: Apostrophes and Possessive Pronouns
  • Screen 6: Possessive Pronouns
  • Screen 7: Apostrophes with Certain Plurals
  • Screen 8: Apostrophes and Possessive Nouns
  • Screen 9: Apostrophes and Plural Words
  • Screen 10: Apostrophes in Indefinite Pronouns
  • Screen 11: Examples: Contractions and Plurals
  • Screen 12: Examples: Apostrophes in Plural Words and Numerals
  • Screen 13: Examples: Apostrophes in Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns
  • Screen 14: Examples: Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns that Don’t End in “s”

Lesson 2.5 - Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Quotation Marks and Direct Quotes
  • Screen 3: Quotation Marks in Split Quotations
  • Screen 4: Capitals in Direct Quotations
  • Screen 5: Capitals in Direct Quotations, continued
  • Screen 6: Placement of Quotation Marks
  • Screen 7: Placement of Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
  • Screen 8: Placement of Question Marks and Exclamation Marks, continued
  • Screen 9: Multiple Quotations
  • Screen 10: Multiple Quotations, continued
  • Screen 11: Indirect Quotations
  • Screen 12: Titles of Works – Quotation Marks and Underlining
  • Screen 13: Titles of Works – The Article “the”
  • Screen 14: Italics
  • Screen 15: Examples: Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes and Short Story Titles
  • Screen 16: Examples: Quotation Marks in Television Program and Poem Titles
  • Screen 17: Examples: Quotation Marks in Song, Report, and Article Titles
  • Screen 18: Examples: Quotation Marks in Books and Plays
  • Screen 19: Examples: Underlining Titles of Periodicals and Works of Art
  • Screen 20: Examples: Underlining in Titles of Movies, Television Programs, Albums, and Long Musical Compositions
  • Screen 21: Examples: Underlining Used in Names of Trains, Ships, Aircraft, and Spaceships, and Italics Used to Set Off Words

Lesson 2.6 - Sentence Dividing Punctuation

  • Screen 1: Lesson 1.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Colons
  • Screen 3: Colons in Business Letters
  • Screen 4: Colons in Time
  • Screen 5: Colons to Separate Sentences
  • Screen 6: Semicolons
  • Screen 7: Semicolons in Independent Clauses
  • Screen 8: Words Commonly Used as Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Screen 9: Words Commonly Used as Transitional Expressions
  • Screen 10: Semicolons to Separate a Series of Words Containing Commas
  • Screen 11: Dashes
  • Screen 12: Dashes to Call Attention to Extra Information
  • Screen 13: Dashes Used to Mean “namely”, “in other words”, or “that is”
  • Screen 14: Dashes Used to Show Interruptions
  • Screen 15: Parenthesis
  • Screen 16: Hyphens
  • Screen 17: Hyphens in Compound Modifiers
  • Screen 18: Hyphens in Compound Numbers
  • Screen 19: Hyphens Used to Join Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Screen 20: Hyphens in Syllables
  • Screen 21: Ellipses
  • Screen 22: Ellipses, continued
  • Screen 23: Examples: Colons in a List and in Business Letters
  • Screen 24: Examples: Colons in Time and to Separate Sentences
  • Screen 25: Examples: Colons in Bibles and in Independent Clauses with Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Screen 26: Examples: Semi-Colons between Independent Clauses and Transitional Expressions
  • Screen 27: Examples: Semicolons to Separate a Series
  • Screen 28: Examples: Dashes
  • Screen 29: Examples: Parenthesis and Hyphens
  • Screen 30: Examples: Hyphens in Compound Words and Compound Numbers
  • Screen 31: Examples: Hyphens in Numbers, Prefixes, and Suffixes
  • Screen 32: Examples: Hyphens Used To Divide Syllables and Ellipses
  • Screen 33: Examples: Ellipses

UNIT 3: USING PHRASES

Lesson 3.1 - 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 3.2 - 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 3.3 - 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 3.4 - 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 3.5 - 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 3.6 - 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 4: CREATING SENTENCES

Lesson 4.1 - Using Conjunctions

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Conjunctions
  • Screen 3: Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 4: Common Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 5: Coordinating Conjunctions: ‘nor’, ‘for’, and ‘so’
  • Screen 6: Combining Sentences of Equal Importance
  • Screen 7: Combining Sentences with Contrasting Ideas of Equal Importance
  • Screen 8: Combining Sentences with a Choice of Ideas
  • Screen 9: Correlative Conjunctions
  • Screen 10: Combining with Conjunctions ‘both…and’
  • Screen 11: Combining with Conjunctions ‘neither…nor’
  • Screen 12: Combining with Conjunctions ‘not only…but also’
  • Screen 13: Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 14: Common Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 15: Subordinating Conjunctions and Other Parts of Speech
  • Screen 16: Examples: Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 17: Examples: Correlative Conjunctions
  • Screen 18: Examples: Subordinating Conjunctions

Lesson 4.2 - Phrases, and Independent and Dependent Clauses

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Phrases
  • Screen 3: Examples of Phrases
  • Screen 4: Independent (Main) Clause
  • Screen 5: Dependent Clause
  • Screen 6: Differentiating Between Clause Types
  • Screen 7: Examples: Phrases
  • Screen 8: Examples: Independent Clauses
  • Screen 9: Examples: Dependent Clauses

Lesson 4.3 - Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound Complex Sentences

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Clauses
  • Screen 3: Dependent Clause
  • Screen 4: Compound Sentence
  • Screen 5: Compound Subject and Compound Object
  • Screen 6: Simple Sentence with a Compound Subject and Compound Predicate
  • Screen 7: Complex Sentence
  • Screen 8: Relative Pronouns and Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Screen 9: Rules for Punctuating Complex Sentences
  • Screen 10: Compound Complex Sentences
  • Screen 11: Importance of Using a Variety of Sentences
  • Screen 12: Examples: Simple Sentences
  • Screen 13: Examples: Compound Sentences
  • Screen 14: Examples: Complex Sentences
  • Screen 15: Examples: Compound Complex Sentences

Lesson 4.4 - Dependent Clauses: Noun, Adjective, and Adverb

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Clauses
  • Screen 3: Noun Clauses
  • Screen 4: Noun Clauses, continued
  • Screen 5: Noun Clauses, continued
  • Screen 6: Noun Clauses, continued
  • Screen 7: Adjective Clauses
  • Screen 8: Adjective Clauses and Relative Pronouns
  • Screen 9: Adverb Clauses
  • Screen 10: Adverb Clauses, continued
  • Screen 11: Examples: Noun Clauses
  • Screen 12: Examples: Adjective Clauses
  • Screen 13: Examples: Adverb Clauses

Lesson 4.5 - Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

  • Screen 1: Lesson 6.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Prepositions
  • Screen 3: Prepositions, continued
  • Screen 4: Compound Prepositions
  • Screen 5: Commonly Used Prepositions
  • Screen 6: Prepositional Phrases
  • Screen 7: Adjective Phrase
  • Screen 8: Adverb Phrase
  • Screen 9: Placement of Prepositional Phrases
  • Screen 10: Examples: Prepositional Phrases
  • Screen 11: Examples: Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives
  • Screen 12: Examples: Prepositional Phrases Used as Adverbs

 

UNIT 5: GOOD WRITING TECHNIQUES

Lesson 5.1 - 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 5.2 - 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 5.3 - 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 5.4 - 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 5.5 - 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 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

UNIT 7: CRITICAL THINKING

Lesson 7.1 - Analogies

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Analogies and Analogy Statements
  • Screen 3: How to Make an Analogy
  • Screen 4: Analogy Word Order
  • Screen 5: Using ‘is to’ and ‘as’ Symbols
  • Screen 6: Common Relationships Used in Analogies
  • Screen 7: Common Relationships Used in Analogies, continued
  • Screen 8: Examples: Analogies

Lesson 7.2 - Cause and Effect

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Cause and Effect Relationships
  • Screen 3: Words that Indicate Cause and Effect
  • Screen 4: Examples: Cause and Effect

Lesson 7.3 - Fact and Opinion

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: Facts
  • Screen 3: Definition of a Fact
  • Screen 4: Opinions
  • Screen 5: Bias
  • Screen 6: Examples: Facts
  • Screen 7: Examples: Opinions

Lesson 7.4 - Inferences, Drawing Conclusions, and Generalizations

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Inferences
  • Screen 3: Example of an Inference
  • Screen 4: Drawing a Conclusion
  • Screen 5: Generalization
  • Screen 6: Example of a Generalization
  • Screen 7: Examples: Inference
  • Screen 8: Examples: Drawing a Conclusion
  • Screen 9: Examples: Generalization

Lesson 7.5 - Deductive Reasoning

  • Screen 1: Lesson 7.5 Topics
  • Screen 2: Deductive Reasoning
  • Screen 3: Logical Reasoning
  • Screen 4: Using Charts for Deductive Reasoning
  • Screen 5: Steps in Using Deductive Reasoning
  • Screen 6: Examples: Deductive Reasoning
  • Screen 7: Examples: Deductive Reasoning, continued
  • Screen 8: Examples: Deductive Reasoning, continued
  • Screen 9: Examples: Deductive Reasoning, continued
  • Screen 10: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix
  • Screen 11: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 12: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 13: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 14: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 15: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 16: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 17: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued
  • Screen 18: Examples: Deductive Reasoning Steps for Using a Matrix, continued

UNIT 8: WRITING ESSENTIALS

Lesson 8.1 - Plagiarism

  • Screen 1: Lesson 8.1 Topics
  • Screen 2: Plagiarism
  • Screen 3: Paraphrasing
  • Screen 4: Giving Credit
  • Screen 5: When Not to Give Credit
  • Screen 6: Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Screen 7: Citing Sources and Using Note cards
  • Screen 8: ‘Copying’ or ‘Borrowing’
  • Screen 9: Improperly Citing Sources
  • Screen 10: Consequences of Plagiarism
  • Screen 11: Examples: Original Works
  • Screen 12: Examples: Plagiarism
  • Screen 13: Examples: Paraphrase

Lesson 8.2 - Bibliography: Citing Sources in a Research Paper in MLA Format

  • Screen 1: Lesson 8.2 Topics
  • Screen 2: Plagiarism and Citing Sources (MLA and APA Formats)
  • Screen 3: Parenthetical Documentation Style
  • Screen 4: Bibliographies, References, and Works Cited
  • Screen 5: Alphabetizing Works Cited and References
  • Screen 6: Purposes of a Bibliography
  • Screen 7: Parenthetical Documentation
  • Screen 8: A Quotation Not Using the Author’s Name
  • Screen 9: A Sentence Using the Author’s Name
  • Screen 10: Elements Included in Works Cited
  • Screen 11: Elements Included in Works Cited, continued
  • Screen 12: Citing Sources from a Web Site
  • Screen 13: Source Card for a Book with One Author
  • Screen 14: Source Card for a Book with More Than One Author
  • Screen 15: Source Card for a Magazine, Periodical, Journal, or Newspaper
  • Screen 16: Source Card for an Article from an Encyclopedia
  • Screen 17: Source Card for an Online Book
  • Screen 18: Source Card for a Web Site
  • Screen 19: Source Card for an Online Magazine, Periodical, Journal, or Newspaper
  • Screen 20: Source Card for an Online Encyclopedia
  • Screen 21: Citing Sources
  • Screen 22: Citing Sources, continued
  • Screen 23: Citing Sources, continued
  • Screen 24: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Books
  • Screen 25: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Books with Editors and Magazines
  • Screen 26: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Journals and Newspapers
  • Screen 27: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Articles
  • Screen 28: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Online Articles
  • Screen 29: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Online Books and Magazines
  • Screen 30: Examples: How to Cite in a Works Cited List: Online Journals and Encyclopedias

Lesson 8.3 - Using the World Wide Web and Search Engines

  • Screen 1: Lesson 8.3 Topics
  • Screen 2: World Wide Web and Search Engines
  • Screen 3: Information Found on the World Wide Web
  • Screen 4: Information Found on the World Wide Web, continued
  • Screen 5: Web Directories and Keywords
  • Screen 6: Search Engines
  • Screen 7: Directories
  • Screen 8: Metasearch Engines
  • Screen 9: Metasearch Engines, continued
  • Screen 10: Examples: Web Address Identification
  • Screen 11: Examples: Partial List of Search Engines
  • Screen 12: Examples: Partial List of Search Engines, continued
  • Screen 13: Examples: Metasearch Engines
  • Screen 14: Examples: Tools to Conduct Research
  • Screen 15: Examples: Useful Sites for Reference Material

Lesson 8.4 - Using the World Wide Web with Keywords Search

  • Screen 1: Lesson 8.4 Topics
  • Screen 2: Keywords
  • Screen 3: Keywords and Search Engines
  • Screen 4: Keywords and ‘Hits’
  • Screen 5: Keywords and Quotation Marks
  • Screen 6: Keywords, continued
  • Screen 7: Keywords with Different Results
  • Screen 8: Boolean Logic
  • Screen 9: Venn Diagram
  • Screen 10: Using ‘and’ in a Boolean Search
  • Screen 11: Using ‘or’ in a Boolean Search
  • Screen 12: Using ‘not’ in a Boolean Search
  • Screen 13: Using Asterisks in Searches
  • Screen 14: Examples: Keyword Search and Keywords Using ‘and’
  • Screen 15: Examples: Keyword Search Using ‘or’ and ‘not’