Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 4

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Test with success using Spectrum Language Arts for grade 4! The four-part lessons encourage creativity and strengthen writers by focusing on combining sentences, punctuation, and similes and metaphors. The book features easy-to-understand directions and includes an answer key, a writer's handbook, and helpful writing tips. Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the skills required for school achievement and success on proficiency tests. This 200-page book aligns with state and national ...
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Overview


Test with success using Spectrum Language Arts for grade 4! The four-part lessons encourage creativity and strengthen writers by focusing on combining sentences, punctuation, and similes and metaphors. The book features easy-to-understand directions and includes an answer key, a writer's handbook, and helpful writing tips. Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the skills required for school achievement and success on proficiency tests. This 200-page book aligns with state and national standards, is perfect for use at home or in school, and is favored by parents, homeschoolers, and teachers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780769653044
  • Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/11/2006
  • Series: Spectrum Language Arts Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 125,248
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents


Grammar
Parts of Speech
Common and Proper Nouns     6
Pronouns     8
Verbs     10
Helping Verbs     12
Linking Verbs     14
Review: Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs     16
Adjectives     18
Adverbs     20
Articles     22
Review: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles     24
Prepositions     26
Conjunctions     28
Review: Prepositions and Conjunctions     30
Sentences
Declarative and Imperative Sentences     32
Interrogative and Exclamatory Sentences     34
Review: Sentence Types     36
Parts of a Sentence: Subject     38
Parts of a Sentence: Predicate     40
Parts of a Sentence: Direct Object     42
Review: Parts of a Sentence     44
Sentence Fragments     46
Compound Sentences     48
Run-On Sentences     50
Review: Sentence Fragments, Compound Sentences, and Run-On Sentences     52
Combining Sentences: Subjects and Direct Objects     54
Combining Sentences: Verbs     56
Combining Sentences: Adjectives     58
Review: Combining Sentences     60
Mechanics
Capitalization
Capitalizing Names and Titles     62
Capitalizing Place Names     64
Capitalizing Dates and Holidays     66
Capitalizing Book, Movie, and Song Titles     68
Review: Capitalization     70
Punctuation
Periods     72
Question Marks and Exclamation Points     74
Review: End Marks and Abbreviations     76
Commas with Dates, Cities, and States     78
Commas with Introductory Words, in a Series, and with Direct Address     80
Commas in Compound Sentences     82
Review: Comma Usage     84
Punctuating Dialogue     86
Punctuating Titles     88
Colons     90
Review: Dialogue, Titles, and Colons     92
Usage
Subject-Verb Agreement: Adding s and es     94
Regular Past-Tense Verbs     96
Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: Fell, Dug, Began, Took, Sang     98
Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: Spoke, Drew, Broke, Caught, Left     100
Review: Subject-Verb Agreement and Regular and Irregular Past-Tense Verbs     102
Forming the Future Tense     104
Tricky Verb Usage     106
Review: Forming the Future Tense and Tricky Verb Usage      108
Contractions     110
Negative Words and Double Negatives     112
Review: Contractions, Negative Words, and Double Negatives     114
Regular Plurals     116
Irregular Plurals     118
Singular Possessives     120
Plural Possessives     122
Review: Regular and Irregular Plurals and Singular and Plural Possessives     124
Subject and Object Pronouns     126
Comparative Adjectives     128
Comparative Adverbs     130
Review: Subject and Object Pronouns and Comparative Adjectives and Adverbs     132
Synonyms and Antonyms     134
Homophones     136
Multiple-Meaning Words     138
Review: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, and Multiple-Meaning Words     140
Similes     142
Metaphors     144
Personification     146
Using Descriptive Language     148
Review: Similes, Metaphors, Personification, and Descriptive Language     150
Writer's Guide
Prewriting     152
Drafting     153
Revising     154
Proofreading     155
Publishing     156
Evaluating Writing      157
Writing Process Practice     158
Answer Key     163
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