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Schools are closing across the U.S. in an attempt to stem the tide of coronavirus infections. ELA Academy is a good source of free instructional videos for English language arts.

Grammar Series: Clause Types

Last time we learned about the parts of a clause; here are the clause TYPES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJUy9lvZiEo LINKS Independent and dependent clauses, with practice (The Tongue Untied): http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/?cat=49 Clauses: The Essential Building-Blocks (Capital Community College): http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/clauses.htm Types of clauses (LearningNerd): http://learningnerd.com/2006/09/08/english-grammar-types-of-clauses/ Complex sentences (Adrienne Mitchell): http://media.lanecc.edu/users/mitchella/WR080_online/softchalk_practices/complex_sentences/ Relative clauses (RMIT University): https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_WritingSkills/writing_tuts/sentences_LL/relative.html Relative clauses, including info on … Read more

Grammar Series: Phrases

Next up in the grammar series: phrases! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFU3BlueJ60 You might notice that I didn’t cover participial phrases (sometimes a.k.a. participle phrases) in this video. I thought about it, but a) it would have made this video a lot longer, and b) I’ll cover them when I talk about dangling participles in the editing series (coming soon!) If … Read more