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Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . .takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.
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This BIG FAT NOTEBOOK makes all the stuff you learn in school "SINK IN" with key concepts mnemonic devices definitions timelines and doodles to help you get BETTER GRADES!
Including: Grammar Defining from Context Greek and Latin Roots Figurative Language Fiction and Non-fiction Genres Textual Analysis and Evidence Authorship Setting Plot Characters Theme Central Ideas and Arguments Researching Writing Arguments, Informative/Explanatory Texts, and Narratives
Table of Contents:
UNIT 1: GRAMMAR 1 1. Phrases and Clauses 2 2. Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns 17 3. Intensive Pronouns 31 4. Verbals 39 5. Active and Passive Voice and Verbs 49 6. Verbs and Mood 57 7. Defining from Context 67 8. Latin and Greek Affixes and Roots 75 9. Reference Materials 85 UNIT 2: LANGUAGE 95 10. Figurative Language 96 11. Word Relationships 107 12. Nuances in Word Meanings 119 UNIT 3: READING FICTION 129 13. Types of Fiction 130 14. Objective Summary 145 15. Textual Analysis and Evidence 155 16. Authorship and Narration 167 17. Setting 175 18. Character 187 19. Plot 209 20. Theme 225 21. Tone 241 22. Poetry 255 Fiction Reading List 273 UNIT 4: READING NONFICTION 281 23. Types of Nonfiction 282 24. Textual Analysis and Evidence 303 25. Authorship 315 26. Central Ideas and Arguments 335 27. Structure 353 Nonfiction Reading List 371 UNIT 5: WRITING 379 28. Researching for Writing 380 29. Writing Practices 402 30. Writing Arguments 432 31. Expository Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts 454 32. Writing Narratives