In this comma usage instructional activity, students identify conjunctions and add commas where needed in compound sentences. Students then create compound sentences from two sentences, adding commas as needed in the new sentence.
7th - 9th English Language Arts 3 Views 11 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...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Test Review Sheet: Irony, Comma Rules, and Sentence Variety,
Covering vocabulary, literary analysis, and grammar, this worksheet would be a great study guide or homework assignment for an eighth-grade Language Arts class. Though the five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde are...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Find out just how much your pupils know about simple sentences, subjects and predicates, sentence fragments, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences, and more! This review page includes...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your class to some more nuanced grammar rules with a presentation on complex sentences, dependent and independent clauses, and relative pronouns. It comes with several slides explaining each concept, as well as nine multiple...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Combining Choppy Sentences
Getting tired of wading through those choppy essays? Provide young writers with an extensive online resource to practice combining sentences, and provide them with compound sentence practice, including ways to connect sentences with...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable