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53 resources with the concept colons

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Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Scholars learn how colon cancer develops and spreads. They also learn risk factors, tests, and treatments before answering eight comprehension questions.
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Digestive System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The human body produces about 1.7 liters of saliva a day to aid in digestion. Here is a video that explores the digestive system, highlighting the difference between mechanical and chemical digestion. Scholars then see each organ of the...
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Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Punctuation Theater

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Break out the slide whistles, triangles, and tambourines. It's time for a punctuation lesson. This richly detailed plan is loaded with ideas and activities for using rhythm instruments to accent the punctuation in folk tales. A great way...
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Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Commas, Semicolons, and Colons Using Famous Quotes

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
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,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
Let's join together and make a sentence. Scholars take the next step in revising their argumentative essays by combing independent clauses to make complex sentences. Writers use a Colon and Semicolon Handout to practice different ways to...
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Post- Assessment: Transport Systems in Animals and Plants

For Students 5th
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. The final lesson of the 21-part unit assesses learners on each animal and plant system. The test covers the basics of each system and focuses on key vocabulary from the unit.
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Digestive System Simulation

For Teachers 5th
What do a sandwich bag and a mouth have in common? Your classes are about to find out in a hands-on lesson that has groups build models of the digestive system. Using a little imagination, learners use everyday materials to create a...
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Formative Assessment #3: Digest This

For Students 5th
Finally, an assessment that shouldn't be too hard to swallow! Scholars study the digestive system in the previous lessons in the series and show what they know in an open-ended assessment. They pretend they are their favorite food and...
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Semi-Colons, Colons, and Dashes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Hey teacher, what's that weird thing with a period on top and a comma on the bottom? If you've ever received a question like this, it may be time to review the handout on semi-colons, colons, and dashes. Part of a larger series of...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 7

For Students 9th Standards
As the unit on research writing draws to a close, class members continue to revise and edit their papers, this time focusing on grammar, spelling, and punctuation (colon and semicolon).
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City Autumn

For Students 6th Standards
Glimpse a beautiful moment through poetry with a reading comprehension activity. As sixth graders read through "City Autumn" by Joseph Moncure March, they answer ten questions about the setting, mood, vocabulary, and punctuation of the...
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Language Arts Worksheets

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Looking for some quick grammar warm-ups? What about handy spelling crossword puzzles? Find everything you need with a resource that contains practice worksheets for parts of speech, parts of a sentence, common grammatical errors, tricky...
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The Power of Punctuation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
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Punctuation

For Students 9th - 12th
Should that pause in your sentence be long, short, or somewhere in between? Practice using commas and semicolons with a series of grammar activities. High schoolers read a series of sentences and paragraphs and decide where they should...
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Grammar Practice Workbook

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
To an English teacher, the only sound worse than nails on a chalkboard is a student using improper grammar. Make poor grammar a problem of the past with this extensive collection of worksheets that covers everything from sentence...
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Grammar Practice Workbook

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Make sure your pupils exercise their grammar muscles with this collection of worksheets. Organized into units, the packet covers everything from the parts of speech to sentence structure to punctuation.
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Colons, Semicolons, and Dashes

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Colons, semi-colons, and dashes are three of the most misused punctuation marks! This instructional activity allows learners to better understand when it's appropriate to use each one, and gives them some practice in doing so. There are...
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Colons: Showing Sentence Divisions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This presentation is short and sweet! Seven concise slides detail the confusing punctuation mark and offer several examples. Bonus: Common mistakes and possible ways to correct those mistakes are also highlighted (like using a colon...
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The Colon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An outstanding presentation clarifies one of the most misunderstood and misused punctuation marks: the colon. With clear instructions about the appropriate times to use the colon and examples of proper usage, learners  practice using it...
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Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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Separating Independent Clauses in Compound Sentences

For Students 9th - 12th
Does your class dread using semicolons? Use this resource to join two independent clauses using either a comma, semicolon, or colon. Several examples and six practice sentences are available at the bottom for learners to choose the...
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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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Punctuation

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
For 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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Punctuation

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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Colons

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 worksheet, learners 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
For 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 instructional activity, students answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding the use of colons and semicolons. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Using Colons Effectively

For Students 6th - 7th
In this colons worksheet, students complete a 10 question on-line interactive exercise about the correct use of colons in sentences.
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Cool Colons

For Students 2nd
In this colons and time worksheet, 2nd graders review how colons are used to write the time. Students then circle the time that illustrates the correct placement of the colon and write it on the line. Students then fill in their own time...
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The Colon

For Students 4th - 5th
In this punctuation rules instructional activity, students read the 7 uses of the colon and study the example sentences. Students then fill in the missing colons in 9 sentences.
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Semicolons and Colons Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this semicolons and colons worksheet, young scholars decide whether a semicolon or colon should be placed in ten given sentences. There are only four seasons winter, spring, summer and fall, is one example.
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Gastrointestinal

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this biology activity, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to the gastrointestinal system of the body. There are 33 biology terms located in the word search.