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

Alternative Transportation
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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
Using "However" at the beginning of a sentence
Water Pollution
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9.1a. Use Parallel Structure

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.
Nā ʻaumākua
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Parallel Structure
Write nine sentences using parallel structure.
Parallel Structure 1
Parallel Structure 2
The First Women's Basketball Game
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The Triathlon
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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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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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Mohandas Gandhi
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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: Utopia
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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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