Language Arts Skills and Concepts

Parts of Speech
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Parts of Speech:
Adjectives
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//http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/Grammar/adjectives.htm//
Wow! This site covers EVERYTHING about adjectives. Check this out!!!

Check out the PowerPoint to see the difference between POSITIVE, COMPARATIVE, and SUPERLATIVE forms:


Parts of Speech:
Adverbs

Leads

Punctuation
National Punctuation Day (September 24)
http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/
Check out each type of punctuation.

Punctuation: Commas
//http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_comma.html//
See a list of rules for commas use.
//http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/01///
Here's a quick guide to commas from the same source as the site above (Purdue University).
//http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/commas.html//
Nice source, again, with rules for commas use. They also include some myths about using commas.
//http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm//
This site reviews the rules and it has some quizzes on the bottom where you can test your knowledge.
**Slide Show** **on Commas** by Charles Darling, PhD, Professor of Englisha and webmaster at Capital Community College.
Punctuation: Quotation Marks
//http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp//
Rules to learn
//http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/j/quotationmarksl.cfm//
Very kid friendly
Personification
//http://www.imschools.org/cms/Units/Poetry/personif.htm//
Quick definition and some good examples provided here.
//http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/personification.html//
Here are some examples in some writing, especially some poetry.
//http://missspott.com/personification.html//
I particularly like these examples. They are very creative and show great imagery.
//http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/personificationpractice.html//
Now that you have seen examples of personification, try this quick quiz. Click the sentences that contain personification.
**Slide Show** about Personification from www.csd4.k12.mo.us.
Similes
http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/spoon/similes.php
Here is a list of common similes.

//http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/simile/page2.html//
Take a small quiz to find out if you can figure out what two things are being compared in the given simile.
//http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/similepractice.html//
Here's another quiz to see if you can identify a simile.
Synonyms,
Antonyms,
Homonyms
//http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/antonymssynonymsandhomonyms// / This site does a nice job of explaining the meaning of synonym, antonym, and homonym. This video is currently free to view. If a subscription is required later on, it's worth the family investment.
Story Elements
//**http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/engramja/elements.html#CONFLICT**//
Classroom teacher, Mrs. Engram, shares excellent comprehensive information about each story element.
Reading Comprehension
http://www.marin.edu/~don/study/7read.html
This article offers great suggestions for improving reading comprehension by Donald Martin.
Parts of Speech: Verbs