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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. 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.
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
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 19 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Ah, the comma splice; somehow it works its way into middle and high schoolers' writing quite often. To start, this instructional activity 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 26 Views 75 Downloads
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 4 Views 47 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 7 Views 51 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
Study Unit 4, Revised: Run-On Sentences, Comma Splices and Fragments
In this language arts activity, 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.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads