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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...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Most Common Comma Omissions
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma
The Oxford comma, who'd have thunk it would be at the center of a great debate? Also known as the serial comma, this pesky piece of punctuation premiers as the star of a short video that investigates the question "To use, or not to...
3 mins 5th - 10th English Language Arts
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...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
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 activity clearly defines the terms, provides models of run-on sentences, comma splice errors, and how to correct them. The second page of the...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Comma Usage
Sometimes it feels like young writers just place commas as they please! Ensure that your pupils uses these important punctuation marks properly by requiring them to study the information here and complete the grammar exercise....
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Unit 6 Grammar - Commas
Three pages provide practice, and youngsters grow more adept at using the often confusing comma! The first page gives direction and examples. In this case, the focus is on the joining of conjunctions, words in a series, how to write...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
The Compound Sentence
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Are You a Comma-Kazi?
Let's eat Grandma! Help learners avoid comma errors that cause confusion by reviewing the rules with a 34-slide PowerPoint. Practice the short activities provided to check for understanding. This comprehensive comma creation is a...
4th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable