This online unit helps ninth graders gain grammar skills. Students create a variety of independent and dependent clauses, work with verbal and prepositional phrases, use noun and verb phrases, refine their use of pronouns, improve usage, study connotation and denotation, learn about figurative language, and practice using a variety of punctuation for correctness and effect. Each of the 26 lessons starts with an instructional video followed by rules and examples. Two illustrated grammar activities and one writing activity help students practice what they learn.
You get Google doc activities, answers, standards correlations (grade 9), and more teaching support. Students who struggle can shift to Reinforcing Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation (grade 8), while high-flyers can move up to Mastering Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation (grade 10)—more online units in the Inside Grammar series.
Refining Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation works well for in-person and distance instruction. You can assign activities on paper or as part of a Google Classroom workflow. Each standards-based lesson is correlated to CCSS, LAFS, and TEKS.