Using Commas and Semi-Colons Correctly
Students review the rules for correct usage of the comma and semicolon. Then, in groups, they complete worksheets, discuss answers, and reference grammar rules that support their usage of commas and semicolons.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 17 Views 54 Downloads
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
Grade 11 ELA Module 4 - Full Module
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rules of Thumb for Semicolon and Colon Use
Beginning with a few questions, this presentation explains when to use a semicolon and when to use a colon. Many examples follow with a few slides at the end for practice. (The answers are listed on the same slide as the question so you...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Punctuation 2: Other than Commas
Thoroughly cover the nuances of apostrophes, quotation marks, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semi-colons. Intended for higher-level English classes, the examples given pertain to tricky rules and formal language. There are no animations or...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma
The Oxford comma, who'd have thunk it would be at the center of a great debate? Also known as the serial comma, this pesky piece of punctuation premiers as the star of a short video that investigates the question "To use, or not to...
3 mins 5th - 10th English Language Arts
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed