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Semicolons

For Students 4th - 6th
This is a fabulous instructional activity! Grammar enthusiasts practice the art of correctly using a semicolon. They insert a semicolon to combine three independent clauses, three conjunctive adverbs to independent clauses, and to...
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Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Supporting Your Opinion with Quotations

For Students 3rd - 6th
How do you include quotations in a written piece? If your emerging writers are about to craft a persuasive argument or any other piece of writing where quoting information would be appropriate, give them this punctuation practice first!...
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Commas, Semicolons, and Colons Using Famous Quotes

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Ten famous quotes are written on these slides, at first without punctuation. After giving learners a chance to punctuate the quotes, the correct punctuation is shown. Use memorable words to develop long-term grasp of how to use commas,...
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Semicolons

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
This worksheet provides a good description of when to use a semicolon, followed by 6 sentences to practice inserting punctuation. A key is provided.
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Reading Center: Turkey Theme: Capital Letters, Punctuation and Complete Sentences

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a lovely center-based lesson plan on how to properly begin and end a written sentence. After a class discussion on how sentences should begin and end, learners are split up into four groups. They are assigned...
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Most Common Comma Omissions

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
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...
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Conventions Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each,...
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A Mini lesson on Semicolons

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-activity on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how...
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great...
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The activity 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...
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Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements...
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Question Words

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Teaching your primary learners how to ask questions? Then look no further. This worksheet introduces the six essential question words: who, what, where, when, why, and how. Children begin by practicing how to write these words, before...
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Punctuation Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Need some punctuation practice? Challenge your third or fourth graders' editing skills with a helpful instructional activity on punctuation. After naming different types of punctuation marks, they rewrite a paragraph that has multiple...
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All About Me!

For Students K - 1st Standards
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography worksheet. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they...
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Question Marks

For Students K - 1st Standards
Context clues are important when understanding the intent of a sentence. Kindergartners read eight sentences, and decide if each should end in a period or in a question mark. The last two questions prompt kids to draw a mouse and a cat,...
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Colons: Showing Sentence Divisions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This presentation is short and sweet! Seven concise slides detail the confusing punctuation mark and offer several examples. Bonus: Common mistakes and possible ways to correct those mistakes are also highlighted (like using a colon...
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Punctuation Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore grammar by participating in a part of speech game. Learners define conjunctions and view a Schoolhouse Rock video about them. They identify conjunctions in sample sentences and participate in a flash card grammar game in which...
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Its or It's

For Students 3rd - 4th
What's the difference between its and it's? Clear up any misunderstandings in your third grade language arts class. Practice sentences use its or it's twice, prompting learners to use context clues for each usage. At the end of the...
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Punctuating a Paragraph

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Do your fourth graders need a little help with punctuation? Use this run-on paragraph to demonstrate proofreading for capitalization, punctuation, and separating ideas into separate paragraphs. At the end of the activity, learners...
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Proofreading

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your second graders like riddles? Give them a giggle and a lesson about proofreading at the same time. After reading two riddles, young writers fix punctuation and capitalization errors. They write the answer to each riddle at the...
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Every Day Edit - William Penn

For Students 3rd - 8th
Who was William Penn? Learn about him while correcting grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. There are errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Things To Remember When Writing a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a set of useful reminders for children to think about when writing stories. They are coached on when to capitalize letters, how to properly use punctuation marks, when to use lots of description words, and to remember to have a...
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Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
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...