Run-ons, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
In this sentence writing activity, students are given pairs of sentences with directions to form one new sentence using commas, semicolons and/or conjunctions. Students can self check or trade and grade using the answer key provided.
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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
Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)
After reading a detailed explanation of fused sentences and studying the provided examples, learners reconstruct nine sentences to eliminate comma splices and fused, or run-on, sentences. This could be used as homework or a group exercise.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Fragments, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences
This excellent resource has the audience focus on ways to create complete sentences. As the presentation progresses, they see many examples of sentences that are fragments, run-ons, and ones that are punctuated incorrectly. They then...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fragments and run-ons and splices! OH MY!
Clearly and thoroughly display common errors in writing. Slides first give a definition, then examples followed by revisions. Words and corrections are emphasized with different colors, making problems easy to relay. Plenty of examples...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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