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9-10.1b Use various types of phrases and clauses to convey specific meanings and add variety to writing.

Advanced Combining 1
Students combine 4, 5, and 6 sentences into one sentence, creating 8 sentences with conjunctions, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
Alternative Transportation
Proofread the passage and select the correct words.
Appositives, Relative Clauses, and Participial Phrases 1
Students combine sentences to create 7 sentences about female NASA scientists with appositives, relative clauses, and participial phrases.
Appositives, Relative Clauses, and Participial Phrases 2
Students combine sentences to create 6 sentences with appositives, relative clauses, and participial phrases about the discovery of DNA's structure.
However at the Beginning of a Sentence
Students add however to the beginning of a sentence to connect the idea to the sentence before it. Students choose which sentence should go first.
Lesson 1: Participial Phrases
Students learn to combine sentences using a descriptive phrase at the beginning of a sentence that begins with an -ing, -ed, or -en word. This is the first of two lessons in the participial phrases lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Participial Phrases Review
Students apply what they have learned in participial phrases lesson 1 by writing a paragraph that contains three sentences that begin with a descriptive phrase that starts with an -ing, -ed, or -en word. This is the final lesson in the participial phrases lesson pack.
Relative Clauses: That and Which
Students will practice writing with relative clauses in this teacher-led lesson.
Therefore at the Beginning of a Sentence
Students decide which sentence should go first, and begin the second sentence with “therefore.”

9-10.2a Use conjunctive adverbs to link ideas

Conjunctive Adverbs 1
Students will fill in the blank 6 times to practice using the conjunctive adverbs "moreover," "similarly," and "consequently" in a sentence.
Conjunctive Adverbs 2
Students will fill in the blank 6 times to practice using the conjunctive adverbs "nevertheless," "furthermore," and "therefore" in a sentence.
Conjunctive Adverbs 3
Students will fill in the blank 6 times to practice using the conjunctive adverbs "otherwise," "likewise," and "hence" in a sentence.
Conjunctive Adverbs Review 1 (Intermediate)
Students will choose between two conjunctive adverbs to connect sentences 6 times.
Conjunctive Adverbs Review 2 (Intermediate)
Students will choose between two conjunctive adverbs to connect sentences 6 times.
Conjunctive Adverbs Review 3 (Intermediate)
Students will choose between three conjunctive adverbs (furthermore, however, etc.) to connect ideas while learning about the 1920s.

9-10.2a Use semicolons

Semicolons with However and Therefore

9.1a Use parallel structure

Aumakua
Find and correct three places where an action word does not match the others in the list. Click on a word and type your changes.
Lesson 1: Parallel Structure
Students learn to rewrite sentences to have parallel structure so that actions in a list are in the same form. This is the only lesson in the parallel structure lesson pack.
Parallel Structure 1
Students combine sentences 8 times to practice parallel structure.
Parallel Structure 2
Combine 3 sentences by making each verb the same tense to create 10 sentences.
Parallel Structure 3
Students combine sentences to create 6 sentences with parallel structure about ocean animals.
Parallel Structure with Either/Or, Neither/Nor, and Both/And
Students combine sentences 7 times to practice using parallel structure with correlative conjunctions.
Parallel Structure with Joining Words
Students combine sentences using the provided conjunction to create 8 complex sentences with parallel structure about savannas.
The First Women's Basketball Game
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The Triathlon
Please correct the parallel structure errors in the passage below.

CCSS Grade 9 Formative Assessments

Age of Exploration: Roanoke
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Age of Exploration: Sailing with the Stars
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Age of Exploration: Spices
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Age of Exploration: The Cape of Good Hope
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Colonial Life in the American Revolution
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Dynasties of China: Shihuangdi's Search for Immortality
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Dynasties of China: Silk Road
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Dynasties of China: Zheng He and the Pirate
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Fossils
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Geology: Tambora
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George Washington
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Godasiyo the Woman Chief
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Here Be Dragons
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James Joyce
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Lewis Carroll
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Mae Jemison
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Mahatma Gandhi
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Man on the Moon
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Mars
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Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations: Sapa Inca
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Maya Calendar
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Native Americans: Horses
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Native Americans: How are Totem Poles made?
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Native Americans: Navajo Code Talkers
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Native Americans: Vision Quests
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Paul Revere's Ride
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Plate Tectonics
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Renaissance: Isabella I of Castile
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Renaissance: Santa Maria del Fiore
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Renaissance: Who was Cervantes?
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Rocks
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Romanticism
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Sputnik 1
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Stars and Galaxies
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Tenochtitlán
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The Fula People
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The Iditarod
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The Sons of Liberty
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The Statue of Liberty
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The Turk
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Women in the American Revolution
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Yellowstone National Park
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Yuri Gagarin: First Person in Space
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