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Semicolons

For Students 4th - 6th
This is a fabulous worksheet! Grammar enthusiasts practice the art of correctly using a semicolon. They insert a semicolon to combine three independent clauses, three conjunctive adverbs to independent clauses, and to separate items in...
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Handout
San José State University

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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Run-On Sentences

For Students 4th - 6th
As kids develop writing skills, run-on sentences are bound to happen. Review what a run-on sentence is with the first part of this worksheet, and then let them try to correct the 10 run-on sentences provided. Since there are a few...
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PPT
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Pesky Punctuation 1: The Comma

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From the purpose of punctuation to its proper uses, guide your learners with this presentation. Great visuals dissect sentences to show where a comma belongs and the different parts of a sentence. Help your class use commas only when...
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Clauses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Look at the basic parts of a sentence with your class. Definitions of the subject, verb, and various clauses are all included. Clear, succinct examples are given in this thorough presentation. A great way to start off grammar with your...
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Independent and Dependent Clauses

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Have learners identify the main clause, subordinate clause, and relative clause within a sentence. One page of definitions and examples accompanies a page of exercises for scholars to practice finding the various clauses.
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PPT
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Compound Sentences

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here’s a quick review of compound sentences and how to create them. Your middle schoolers might not see the humor in the sample sentences, but older viewers certainly will.
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PPT
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Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences in Your Writing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Encourage your young writers to make their writing more interesting by varying their sentence structures. Each color-coded slide offers definitions and models of sentence forms. The final slide in the presentation presents viewers with...
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Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)

For Students 6th - 8th
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.
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Lesson Plan
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Compound Sentence Structure

For Teachers 10th
SMART boards a great way to create interest in any subject - even grammar! Using the provided SMART board lesson plan, have your 10th graders come up to the board and combine two independent clauses using a "glue" word (coordinating...
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Handout
San José State University

Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Beginning with a definition and a few corrected examples, this resource shows how comma splices can be identified and then eliminated. Four sentences are enumerated for writers to practice in order to avoid comma splices themselves.
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Clauses: Essential Building-Blocks

For Students 10th - 12th
Clear up clause confusion with this grammar handout, complete with a clause identification activity. Using the detailed information and examples of the different types of clauses provided in the worksheet, secondary learners identify and...
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Diagramming Practice: Independent, Adjective, and Adverb Clauses

For Students 7th - 9th
Use these three sentences as a review for your lesson on clauses and sentence diagramming. Eighth graders identify independent, adjective, and adverb clauses as they diagram the sentences in the space below. The format of the activity...
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Subordinate Conjunctions and Complex Sentences for SMART Board

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A SMART board is a great way to get kids engaged and excited about grammar. Using this SMART board activity and worksheet, pupils study the rules of conjunctions, clauses, and complex sentences. After they have worked on the exercises, a...
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Run-On Sentences

For Students 9th - 12th
Have you seen run-on sentences in your learners' writing lately? If you're looking to address this issue, you might use this run-on sentence handout as a reference sheet. This handout lists examples of run-on sentences as well as...
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Eliminate Fragments and Run-ons

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Fix fragments and run-ons. Kids practice editing a piece of their own writing, read, and take notes of common examples. They practice connecting independent clauses and then use the information to edit previously written pieces. Note:...
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Using a Semi-colon to Join Two Independent Clauses

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this semi colon instructional activity, students use semi colons to join two independent clauses together. Students complete this for 10 problems total.
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Identify Independent Clauses

For Students 5th - 6th
In this independent clause worksheet, students select the answer that best describes the use of clauses in sentences. Worksheet is interactive and explanations can be shown on-line.
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Interactive
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The Ingredients of Independent Clauses

For Students 4th - 6th
For this independent clause worksheet, students complete a total of 10 questions related to independent clauses. Students may get immediate on-line feedback.
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Intermediate Level: Clauses and Sentence Structure

For Students Higher Ed
In this clauses and sentence structure worksheet, students answer 20 questions. They underline each independent clause and circle each dependent clause in the first 5 sentences. They read the next 15 sentences and circle "no error" if...
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Fragments and Run-ons

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this grammar worksheet, students determine if a group of words is a complete sentence or a fragment. Students rewrite the fragments to make complete sentences. Students correct run-on sentences by adding appropriate punctuation....