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53 resources with the concept colons

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Rules of Thumb for Semicolon and Colon Use

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Punctuation 2: Other than Commas

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Colon Exercise 2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
In this punctuation review, young grammarians read 10 sentences checking them for accurate use of colons. If a sentence is correct, they mark it with the letter C. If a sentence is incorrect, the fix the mistakes. An answer key is...
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Semicolons and Colons PowerPoint Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Clear up those pesky semicolon and colon mistakes with this grammar presentation. It provides several examples of each, giving correct ways to resolve each problem. Use this slideshow in conjunction with a grammar unit, or to address...
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What's Missing?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Can you tell which punctuation mark is missing throughout this PowerPoint game? Each slide displays 10 punctuation marks and an empty spot for the missing one. Challenge your detectives to be the first one to figure out which mark is...
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Punctuation: Visible Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the proper uses of punctuation with this easy PowerPoint. Simple, bold, and straightforward, each slide introduces a different symbol. Difficult or confusing instances are indicated as well.
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Conventions - Punctuation Research

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Study unusual punctuation marks in this punctuation lesson. Young grammarians work in small groups to research one of the unusual punctuation marks (semi-colon, colon, dash, comma, ellipses, or quotation marks) and discuss how the mark...
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Punctuation: Colons and Semi-Colons

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Colons and Semi-Colons must be two of the most misused punctuation marks in the English language! This effective presentation does a good job of spelling out when these punctuation marks should be used, and gives learners many...
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Clutter Busters

For Teachers 5th
Commas, colons, and semicolons truly are the "clutter busters" of the written world. Students see many examples of how each are properly used, then must identify the sentence in each slide that uses these punctuation marks in the correct...
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Colon and Semicolon Rules

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Are your kids always mixing up the colon and the semicolon? Help make their purpose clear with this short presentation. Thirteen slides offer explanations, examples, and a short practice opportunity. Although it serves its purpose, the...
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Punctuation Exercise

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
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...
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Other Punctuation Within Sentences

For Students 6th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers review the jobs of colons, semicolons, dashes, hyphens, and parentheses. They rewrite six sentences inserting the correct punctuation.
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Colons, Dashes, Hyphens, and Parentheses

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
When should you use a colon, dash, or hyphen? Middle schoolers insert different types of punctuation marks into given sentences. Rules for usage are included in each example.
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Colons: Where Should They Go?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using colons properly can be tricky. This resource explores the use of this form of punctuation in lists, dialogue, and more. While only a cursory look at the topic, there is a quiz at the end to check for learners' understanding of the...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As a short review of punctuation, such as the use of commas and semicolons, this presentation could be helpful in an upper elementary classroom. The series of slides defines each term and provides examples.
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English Exercises: Punctuation Marks

For Students 5th - 6th
In this punctuation mark interactive worksheet, students in the proper punctuation in each of 10 sentences. They insert commas, periods, question marks, semi-colons, colons, or apostrophes as needed in the sentences. They submit their...
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Semicolons, Colons, and Hyphens

For Students 4th - 6th
In this using semicolons, colons, and hyphens worksheet, students read about their usages and apply the information by adding them to sentences, using colons or semicolons to join groups of words in two separate columns, and choosing...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
The six slides in this presentation review the basic types of punctuation by function (separating, linking, enclosing, omission). Terms are not defined and rules of use are not included; however, examples are provided for each term. This...
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Using Colons and Semi-colons

For Students 8th - 10th
How do you know when to use a semicolon versus a colon? Middle and high schoolers choose between a colon and a semicolon to correctly punctuate sentences. They must complete 10 sentences, either electronically or on a printout.
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For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Clarify colon misconceptions with this explanatory handout. Get into the nitty-gritty of grammar with multiple examples of the proper use of the colon. While this isn't an interactive handout, it could be used as a grammar guide for your...
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Using a Colon for Time

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this colon worksheet, students rewrite sentences with the numbers and a colon to represent the time. Students complete 12 problems total.
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Using a Colon to Introduce a List

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this colon instructional activity, students form sentences with colons to introduce lists in the sentences. Students complete 9 sentences total.
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Colons Exercise

For Students 4th - 10th
In this colons worksheet, students correct sentences if they are using an incorrect way of using the colon and write sentences on their own. Students complete 24 questions.
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Semicolons and Colons Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In this online interactive grammar worksheet, students answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding the use of colons and semicolons. Students may submit their answers to be scored.