Intermediate Level

Table of Contents

Rationale

Color Code

List of Activities

Before you Begin 

How to Diagram Your Sentences

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Lesson 1

Review of basic grammar; teach Compound Subjects and Conjunctions

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Lesson 2  

Review Compound Subjects; teach Compound Predicates, ideas as Nouns

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Lesson 3

Review Compound Subjects and ideas as Nouns; teach Direct Object and Compound Sentence

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Lesson 4

Review of basic grammar Compound Subjects, Compound Predicates, and Compound Sentences, Direct Objects; teach Subject Compliment and Object of the Preposition

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Lesson 5

Application of Grammar in Writing Prompt

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Lesson 6

Review Common and Proper Nouns; teach Abstract, Concrete, and Collective Nouns

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Lesson 7 

Review basic grammar along with Direct Object, Object of the Preposition; teach Pronouns doing the job of Nouns that are Subjects, Direct Objects, Indirect Objects, Subject Compliments, Objects of Prepositions, and Adjectives

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Lesson 8

Compound sentence practice

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Lesson 9

Review types of nouns and pronouns ; teach Interrogative Pronouns and Demonstrative Pronouns

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Lesson 10 

Review Sentence Pattern; teach Interjections

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Lesson 11

Review Interjections; teach writing conversation

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Lesson 12 

Review writing conversation; teach use of commas

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Lesson 13

Editing Practice

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Lesson 14 

Review basic verbs; teach Main Verbs, Helping Verbs, Linking Verbs

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Lesson 15 

Review Linking Verbs and expanding sentences; teach Infinitives

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Lesson 16

Diagramming Practice; teach Verbals and Gerunds

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Lesson 17 

Review Gerunds; teach sleeping verbs and how to locate Main Verb

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Lesson 18

Review basic grammar and diagramming; teach Adjectives (also tell which one)

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Lesson 19 

Review basic grammar and diagramming; teach Coordinate and Cumulative Adjectives

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Lesson 20 

Review Coordinate and Cumulative Adjectives; teach Adverbs and what they can modify

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Lesson 21

Writing Prompt

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Lesson 22

Review compound sentences and Conjunctions; teach Coordinating Conjunctions and Subordinating Conjunctions

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Lesson 23

Diagramming Practice

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Lesson 24

Review punctuation in Writing Conversation; teach Conjunctive Adverbs

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Lesson 25

Review Conjunctive Adverbs; teach Correlative Conjunctions and Adverbial Phrases

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Lesson 26

Review Conjunctive Adverbial Phrases; teach Prepositional Phrases

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Lesson 27 

Review Subjects and Predicates; teach tricky sentences and kinds of clauses

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Lesson 28

Diagramming practice; teach kinds of phrases

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Lesson 29

Review kinds of phrases; teach complex sentences and compound complex sentences

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Lesson 30

Common errors to avoid: Run-on sentences, Phrase by itself, Comma Splice, wrong use of semi-colon, misplaced modifiers, passive voice vs. active voice, parallel sentence structure

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Lesson 31

Review vocabulary. Lesson: writing prompt

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Lesson 32 

Review common errors; Persuasive Writing Prompt

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Lesson 33

Editing practice

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Lesson 34

Review vocabulary; Fiction Writing Prompt

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Lesson 35

Review common errors; Compare and Contrast Writing Prompt

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Lesson 36

Editing Practice

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Lesson 37

Choose Writing Prompt from the Research section: Lesson; Choosing a Topic

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Lesson 38

Taking notes on note cards

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Lesson 39

Creating an outline

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Lesson 40

Putting it all together

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List of Writing Prompts

List of Vocabulary

List of Sentence Patterns with diagramming in color code

Answers to review questions in Lessons

Sample outlines for writing prompts

Editing Checklist

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