Conventions of Standard English
L.6-8.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*
Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*
Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*
Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*
Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.
Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.
Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.*
Linking Verbs and Action Verbs
Linking Verbs Quiz
Forming the Simple Past: Regular Verbs
Irregular English Verbs
Irregular Verbs: Simple Past
Regular Verbs: Simple Past
Simple Past: Regular and Irregular Verbs -
Complete Verb Phrases
Alter the Verb Tense
BE Verb: Present and Past
Expressing the Future
Future Verb Forms
Identifying Verbs Quiz
Practicing the Be Verb
Present Perfect: Forms 1
Present Perfect: Forms 2
Present Perfect Tense
Recognizing Verb Tenses
Verb Tense Challenge
8th Grade Verbs Vocabulary
Grammar Blast: Verbs