In this grammar instructional activity, students punctuate seventeen pairs of sentences in accordance with the directions printed below each pair.
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The instructional 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...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Mini lesson on Semicolons
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how this...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Capitalization and Punctuation
How many of the pupils in your language arts class can differentiate between a colon and a semicolon? Clarify common conventions, including end punctuation, proper capitalization, and sentence structure, with a series of helpful grammar...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Commas, Semicolons, and Colons Using Famous Quotes
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,...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Pesky Punctuation 1: The Comma
From the purpose of punctuation to its proper uses, guide your learners with this presentation. Great visuals dissect sentences to show where a comma belongs and the different parts of a sentence. Help your class use commas only when...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Punctuation in Adjective Clauses
Practice when to put commas with an adjective clause. No definitions or explanations are given, but many sentences and examples are provided to work with. Sentences are written with or without commas and questions are asked to determine...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Review and Quiz on Punctuation CS
Explore indirect and direct characterization and review rules of punctuation. After a review, middle schoolers complete a short worksheet, labeling sentences as an example of a direct or indirect characterization. In groups, they play a...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Are you looking for a way to practice tricky punctuation? Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or warm-up activity. Young grammarians are given 20 sentences to punctuate using semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, or...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable