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Students fix comma splices. In this ESL lesson, students recognize comma splices and find ways to fix them.  They complete a worksheet finding comma splices and correct sentences. 
In this grammar worksheet, learners identify and fix comma splices and fused sentences in forty sentences. Students correct sentences, and also fix the punctuation within three paragraphs.
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. In this Six-Trait Writing lesson, they practice their conventions and word choice using an excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities as a model. The lesson includes all necessary overheads and assignments, including an assignment for the editing phase.
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. 
In these sentence correction worksheets, students read the sentences and determine if they contain comma splices or fused sentences.
In these commas splices and fused sentences worksheets, students read the sentences that contain commas splices and fused sentences. Students then select from the options the correct way to finish the sentences.
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. Answers (with multiple options) are on the second page. 
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. You could show the presentation as a whole in one class setting, or you could divide it up over several lectures.
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.
In this grammar worksheet, students correct comma splices, fragments and run-on mistakes in twenty-five sentences to help make each one grammatically correct.
In this grammar activity, students correct any comma splices, fragments or run-on sentences found within twenty-five sentences. Students mark the correct sentences as correct.
In this comma splice and run-on worksheet, students read about usage of both, then identify sentences as either a comma splice or run-on. An answer key is included.
In these comma splices and fused sentences worksheets, students read the sentences and the three underlined parts. Students then find and fix either the comma splice or fused sentence.
In these comma splices and fused sentences worksheets, students read the sentences and the three underline parts for each. Students then fix the comma splices or fused sentences for each example.
In this grammar worksheet, students identify twenty sentences as run-on sentences, fragments, has a comma splice mistake or as correct. Students defend their choices.
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.
In this punctuation learning exercise, students complete a 10 question on-line interactive exercise about avoiding comma splices. Students read each sentence and then type in the corrections.
In this language arts worksheet, students read 20 sentences and look for errors. Students write R if the sentence is run-on, CS if there is a comma splice, F for a sentence fragment and C for a correct sentence.
In this comma splice and fused sentence worksheet, students check sentences that are correctly punctuated, then do the same for pairs of sentences.
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. Prior knowledge of clauses and conjunctions will aid understanding.

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