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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The worksheet is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation.
6th - 10th Language Arts 33 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Antonyms and Comma Splices
Though Charles Dickens was the master of comma splices, pupils often (unwittingly) adopt his style of writing without the practice necessary to make the stylistic choice. For this Six-Trait Writing lesson, they practice their conventions and word choice using an excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities as a model.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?
Designed originally for higher education, this PowerPoint could also be used to introduce your high schoolers to the semicolon, colon, and comma splice. The texts do not contain pictures or graphics; instead, they present information in an organized, bullet-point template.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads
Ah, the comma splice; somehow it works its way into middle and high schoolers' writing quite often. To start, this worksheet defines comma splice and focuses on the four ways to correct them. For practice, pupils correct the comma splices found in nine sentences at the bottom of the first page.
7th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 79 Downloads
Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!
Take a close look at both the definitions and uses of commas, colons, and semicolons. Commas set off clear parts of sentences, colons come before an explanation, and semicolons join two complete thoughts. Review these types of punctuation with your learners.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 177 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
UWF Writing Lab: Rules of Thumb for Recognizing Comma Splices and Run-ons
Tired of finding comma splices, run-ons, and fragments in your student essays? Look no further than this grammar presentation, which clears up sentence errors with ease. Several examples of each error, as well as opportunities to correct them, will help your young grammarians understand how to fix their writing.
7th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 48 Downloads
The Compound Sentence: Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices
Do some of your writers need an extra lesson on correcting run-ons and comma splices? This worksheet clearly defines the terms, provides models of run-on sentences, comma splice errors, and how to correct them. The second page of the worksheet asks pupils to correct the errors they find in a paragraph and to combine independent classes with a coordinating conjunction and a comma or a semicolon to make compound sentences.
9th - 10th Language Arts 9 Views 53 Downloads
Comma Splices, Fragments, and Run-Ons
Differentiate between comma splices, fragments, and run-ons with this handout. Each punctuation error is coupled with distinct definitions and examples. Though this handout does not require learner participation, it is a useful guide for you to pass out.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 138 Downloads
Coordinating Conjunctions and Comma Splices
Use the mnemonic FANBOYS in order to avoid comma splices by connecting nouns and independent clauses with coordinating conjunctions. Yossarian the Grammarian gives sentence examples that included coordinating conjunctions.
7 mins 4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Conquering the Comma
Thoroughly review where to put commas: after an introductory clause, before a coordinating conjunction, around nonessential phrases, etc. Furthermore, avoid comma splices by adding a conjunction or semicolon or by starting a new sentence altogether.
7th - 11th Language Arts 16 Views 268 Downloads
Comma splices are a common problem for writers young and old. The animation and sound effects in this presentation help engage class members in the material. Have your class watch as two independent clause trains meet and are coupled in incorrect and correct ways.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Avoiding Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices, and Fragments
Punctuation, when peppered correctly through the recipe that is your writing, provides the necessary pauses for your readers. Avoid comma splices and run-on sentences. Simple examples show what each consists of, and the purpose of providing a variety of punctuation in your writing.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 45 Downloads
Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)
After reading a detailed explanation of fused sentences and studying the provided examples, learners reconstruct nine sentences to eliminate comma splices and fused, or run-on, sentences. This could be used as homework or a group exercise.
6th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 68 Downloads
An excellent PowerPoint on how to identify, and fix, run-on sentences awaits your class. Learners see that there are two basic types of run-ons: a fused sentence, and a comma splice. After viewing the most common types of mistakes in these categories, they practice fixing a variety of run-on sentences.
5th - 6th Language Arts 13 Views 41 Downloads