Writing Personal Essays

Writing Personal Essays

Lesson Content Inquire: Sharing Your Point of View Overview Personal writing is nonfiction that’s told from your unique, individual point of view. It’s writing that describes the world as seen through your eyes. The two most common forms of personal writing are: 1)...
Verb Formation

Verb Formation

Lesson Content Inquire: Verb Formations Are Fun! Overview Congratulations! You are about to discover an amazing ability you may not have known you possessed. You, merely by growing up speaking and reading a language — in this case, the English language — have mastered...
Dangling Modifiers

Dangling Modifiers

Lesson Content Inquire: The Unintended Effect of a Well-Intentioned Modifier Overview Modifiers help clarify text. They take a plain situation and add color. They take a bland encounter and heighten tension. But, they can also take a straightforward event and make it...
Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement

Lesson Content Inquire: Is Subject-Verb Agreement a Big Deal? Overview Clear communication requires precision in language. Part of that precision is making sure that subjects and verbs work together to make the meaning obvious to the reader. Subject-verb agreement is...
Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns and Pronouns

Lesson Content Inquire: Our World of Nouns and Pronouns Overview Nouns play a vital role in our lives. Without them, we wouldn’t have words for, well, pretty much anything. Pronouns also play a major role in giving us words to use in place of nouns when the nouns are...
Adverbs

Adverbs

Lesson Content Inquire: Attack of the Adverbs Overview Sometimes a verb just isn’t enough. When this happens, we can effectively use adverbs to modify the verb and strategically enhance its power. But, adverbs aren’t reserved exclusively for verbs; they can be used on...