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7.1a Explain the function of phrases and clauses

Appositives in the Middle
Combine sentences to create 9 sentences that have an appositive phrase in the middle of the sentence.
Appositives in the Middle 2
Combine simple sentences to create 7 sentences that have an appositive phrase in the middle.
Lesson 1: Appositive Phrases
Students learn to combine sentences using a descriptive phrase in the middle of a sentence. This is the first of two lessons in the appositives lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Appositive Phrases Review
Students apply what they have learned in appositives lesson 1 by writing three sentences using descriptive phrases in the middle. This is the final lesson in the appositives lesson pack.
Participial Phrases at the Beginning
Combine simple sentences to create 7 sentences that begin with a participial phrase.
Participial Phrases at the Beginning 2
Combine simple sentences to create 5 sentences that begin with a participial phrase.
Participial Phrases in the Middle
Combine simple sentences to create 7 sentences that have a participial phrase in the middle.

7.1b. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

Advanced Combining: Complex Sentences with Modifiers
After, Before (Starter)
Combine sentences using after or before to create 6 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
Although, Though, Even though, While (Starter)
Combine sentences using conjunctions of opposition to create 9 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
As long as, If, Unless (Starter)
Combine sentences using as long as, if, or unless to create 6 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
As soon as, Until (Starter)
Combine sentences using as soon as or until to create 6 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
Asteroids
Christopher Columbus
Eclipses
Fold Mountains
Ham and Alan Shepard
Hernan Cortes
Hui Zong's Defeat
Humanism
Hydrothermal Vents
Ishi
Jamestown
Lesson 1: And, Or, But, So
Students learn to combine sentences using and, or, but, and so to create a compound sentence. This is the first of two lessons in the compound sentences lesson pack.
Lesson 1: Compound Objects and Predicates
Students learn to combine sentences by using compound objects and predicates. This is the first of three lessons in the compound subjects, objects, and predicates lesson pack.
Lesson 1: Conjunctions of Time (After, Until, Before, etc.)
Students learn to combine sentences using after, before, as soon as, until, when, whenever, and while to show the accurate order of events. This is the first of four lessons in the complex sentences lesson pack.
Lesson 2: And, Or, But, So Review
Students apply what they have learned in compound sentences lesson 1 by writing a paragraph that includes four compound sentences. This is the final lesson in the compound sentences lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Compound Subjects
Students learn to combine sentences by using compound subjects. This is the second of three lessons in the compound subjects, objects, and predicates lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Conjunctions of Opposition (Although, etc.)
Students learn to combine sentences using even though, though, and although to show contrast. This is the second of four lessons in the complex sentences lesson pack.
Lesson 3: Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates Review
Students apply what they have learned in compound subjects, objects, and predicates lessons 1 and 2 by writing a paragraph that includes a compound subject, a compound object, and a compound predicate. This is the final lesson in the compound subjects, objects, and predicates lesson pack.
Lesson 3: Conjunctions of Cause and Effect (Because, Since)
Students learn to use because and since to explain why or give a reason for something. This is the third of four lessons in the complex sentences lesson pack.
Lesson 4: Subordinating Conjunctions Review
Students apply what they have learned in complex sentences lessons 1-3 by writing a paragraph that includes four complex sentences. This is the final lesson in the complex sentences lesson pack.
Magellan
Maya Mystery
Parts of Vascular Plants
Plant Cells and Animal Cells
Plants in the Food Chain
Renaissance Beginnings in Italy
Shihuangdi Unifies China
Since, Because (Starter)
Combine sentences using since or because to create 6 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
Subordinating Conjunctions 1 (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using a variety of conjunctions to create 6 complex sentences. Students choose the most accurate joining word from a list of three.
Subordinating Conjunctions 2 (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using a variety of conjunctions to create 6 complex sentences. Students choose the most accurate joining word from a list of three.
Subordinating Conjunctions 3 (Intermediate)
Tang Dynasty Inventions
Telescopes
Tenochtitlan Origin Myth
The Boston Massacre
Content: The American Revolution Level: Advanced - no joining words provided Combine simple sentences to create 6 new compound or complex sentences that include modifying phrases and compound predicates.
The Boston Tea Party
Content: The American Revolution Level: Advanced - no joining words provided Combine simple sentences to create 5 new compound or complex sentences that include modifying phrases and compound predicates.
The Dawes Act
The Importance of the Buffalo
The Iroquois Confederacy
The Medici Family
The Mongol Invasion of China
The Northern Renaissance
The Rock Cycle
The Royal Road
The Stamp Act
Content: The American Revolution Level: Advanced - no joining words provided Combine simple sentences to create 4 new compound or complex sentences that include modifying phrases and compound predicates.
The Travels of Marco Polo
Time Conjunctions Review (Starter)
Combine sentences using time conjunctions to create 9 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
Tsunamis
Vascular and Non-vascular Plants
When, Whenever, While (Starter)
Combine sentences using when, whenever, or while to create 9 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.

7.1c. Misplaced Modifiers

Misplaced Modifiers
Write ten sentences using correctly placed modifiers.

7.2a. Use a Comma to Separate Coordinate Adjectives

It's All Happening at the Zoo
In this story, seven things are described with two adjectives. However, instead of just using a comma, the word "and" is placed between the adjectives. To make changes, click on "and," delete it, and replace it with a comma.

CCSS Grade 7 Formative Assessments

Coney Island
Correct the following ten errors.
Harlem Renaissance
Correct the following underlined mistakes.
Hip Hop in New York
Correct the following six errors in the passage below.
Hope Powell: Hope for Women's Soccer!
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
Mediterranean Diet
Correct the following errors (6) in the passage below.
Pasta
Correct the following underlined errors.
Plants: Fruit or Vegetable?
Find and correct the 9 errors in this passage.
Pluto
Correct the underlined errors in this passage!
Shred and Skate
Proofread the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate corrections.
The Beach Boys
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
The First Broadway Musical
Correct the following errors (7) in the passage below.
The Golden Gate Bridge
Correct the following underlined errors.
The Symphony Orchestra
There are 9 errors in this passage. To edit a word, click on it and re-type it.