LANGUAGE ARTS CONVENTIONS 9 – Communicating Effective, Book 1 – Mrs. Kessler

Passage of LAC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & * Pre & Post Tests required before beginning this course.

Course contents:

Chapter 1 – Mechanics
1. Capitalization and End Punctuation
2. Commas
3. Improving your Writing Style, Part 1: Originality
4. Colons, Semicolons, and Ellipsis Points
5. Quotation Marks and Italics
6. Dashes, Parentheses, Brackets, Apostrophes, and Hyphens
7. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 1
8. Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 – Listening and Speaking Skills
9. Cultivating Attitudes of Good Listening
10. Exercising the Skills of Good Listening
11. Gathering Information for an Oral Report
12. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 2
13. Outlining Your Material
14. Giving an Oral Report
15. Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 – Sentence Grammar
16. Complete Sentences and Sentences Skeletons
17. Sentence Complements
18. Retained Objects and Objective Complements
19. Improving Your Writing Style, Part 2, Exact Words
20. Phrases and Clauses
21. Appositives and Independent Elements
22. Classes of Sentences
23. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 3
24. Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4 – Outlines and Bible Reference Books
25. Outlining Written Material
26. Outlining a Bible Pssaage: Finding the Main Ideas
27. Outlining a Bible Passage: Filling in the Details
28. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 4
29. Finding Words and Topics in the Bible
30. Discovering the Meanings of Bible Words
31. Finding Background Information on Bible Subjects
32. Studying Bible Passages and Bible Doctrines
33. Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 – Glossary of Usage
34. Correct Word Usage, Part 1
35. Correct Word Usage, Part 2
36. Improving Your Writing Style, Part 3: Active Voice
37. Correct Word Usage, Part 3
38. Correct Word Usage, Part 4
39. Correct Word Usage, Part 5
40. Correct Word Usage, Part 6
41. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 5
42. Correct Word Usage, Part 7
43. Correct Word Usage, Part 8
44. Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 – Writing an Argumentative Essay
45. Understanding an Argumentative Essay
46. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 6
47. Developing the Thesis Statement
48. Developing the Full Thesis
49. Writing an Argumentative Essay
50. Revising an Argumentative Essay
51. Improving Your Speaking Style, Part 1: Eye Contact
52. Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7 – Substantives
53. Identifying Nouns
54. Verbals and Clauses as Nouns
55. Plural and Possessive Nouns
56. Personal and Compound Personal Pronouns
57. Other Pronoun Classes
58. Improving Your Writing Style, Part 4: Figurative Language
59. Identifying Substantives
60. Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 – Paragraphs That Build an Essay
61. What a Paragraph Is
62. How to Develop a Paragraph
63. Building Coherence Into Paragraphs and Essays
64. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 7
65. Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 9 – Verbs
66. Verbs and the Principal Parts of Verbs
67. Simple and Perfect Tenses
68. Moods of Verbs
69. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
70. Forms of Verbs
71. Subject-Verb Agreement
72. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 8
73. Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10 – Improving Sentence Effectiveness
74. Achieving Unity and Coherence
75. Adding Emphasis
76. Improving Your Speaking Style, Part 2: Voice Control
77. Writing to the Point
78. Providing Variety
79. Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 – Modifiers
80. Recognizing Adjectives
81. Adjective Phrases and Clauses
82. Improving Your Writing Style, Part 5: Triplets
83. Recognizing Adverbs
84. Recognizing Other Adverbs
85. Adverb Phrases and Clauses
86. Forms of Comparison for Modifiers
87. Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 – Poetry
88. The Nature of Poetry
89. Thy Rhyme of Poetry
90. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 9
91 The Rhythm of Poetry
92. Other Elements of Poetic Music
93. The Descriptive Language of Poetry
94. Special Types of Poetry
95. Appreciating Poetry
96. Writing Poetry
97 Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13 – Connecting Words, Interjections, and Idioms
98. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
99. Coordinating Conjunctions
100. Subordinating Conjunctions and Interjections
101. Improving Your Editing Skills, Part 10
102. Idioms
103. Improving Your Writing Style, Part 6: Review
104. Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 14 – Letters and Special Short Compositions
105. Book Reports
106. Friendly Letters
107. Business Letters
108. Explanation of a Process
109. Character Sketches
110. Improving Your Speaking Style, Part 3: Enthusiasm
111. Chapter 14 Review

Year-End Reviews
112. Final Review 1
113. Final Review 2
114. Final Review 3

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