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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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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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Supporting Your Opinion with Quotations

For Students 3rd - 6th
How do you include quotations in a written piece? If your emerging writers are about to craft a persuasive argument or any other piece of writing where quoting information would be appropriate, give them this punctuation practice first!...
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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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Semicolons

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
This worksheet provides a good description of when to use a semicolon, followed by 6 sentences to practice inserting punctuation. A key is provided.
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Reading Center: Turkey Theme: Capital Letters, Punctuation and Complete Sentences

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a lovely center-based lesson on how to properly begin and end a written sentence. After a class discussion on how sentences should begin and end, learners are split up into four groups. They are assigned to...
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Most Common Comma Omissions

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse...
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Conventions Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each,...
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A Mini lesson on Semicolons

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how this...
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great...
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
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...
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Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements...
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Question Words

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Teaching your primary learners how to ask questions? Then look no further. This worksheet introduces the six essential question words: who, what, where, when, why, and how. Children begin by practicing how to write these words, before...
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Punctuation Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Need some punctuation practice? Challenge your third or fourth graders' editing skills with a helpful instructional activity on punctuation. After naming different types of punctuation marks, they rewrite a paragraph that has multiple...
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All About Me!

For Students K - 1st Standards
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography worksheet. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they...
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Question Marks

For Students K - 1st Standards
Context clues are important when understanding the intent of a sentence. Kindergartners read eight sentences, and decide if each should end in a period or in a question mark. The last two questions prompt kids to draw a mouse and a cat,...
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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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Punctuation Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore grammar by participating in a part of speech game. Students define conjunctions and view a Schoolhouse Rock video about them. They identify conjunctions in sample sentences and participate in a flash card grammar game in which...
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Its or It's

For Students 3rd - 4th
What's the difference between its and it's? Clear up any misunderstandings in your third grade language arts class. Practice sentences use its or it's twice, prompting learners to use context clues for each usage. At the end of the...
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Punctuating a Paragraph

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Do your fourth graders need a little help with punctuation? Use this run-on paragraph to demonstrate proofreading for capitalization, punctuation, and separating ideas into separate paragraphs. At the end of the activity, learners...
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Proofreading

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your second graders like riddles? Give them a giggle and a lesson about proofreading at the same time. After reading two riddles, young writers fix punctuation and capitalization errors. They write the answer to each riddle at the...
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Every Day Edit - William Penn

For Students 3rd - 8th
Who was William Penn? Learn about him while correcting grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. There are errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Things To Remember When Writing a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a set of useful reminders for children to think about when writing stories. They are coached on when to capitalize letters, how to properly use punctuation marks, when to use lots of description words, and to remember to have a...
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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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Exclamation Marks!

For Students 3rd - 4th
For young writers, reviewing exclamation marks should be quite helpful. After a quick coaching session on the different situations in which exclamation marks are used, learners write 10 sentences which use exclamation marks. A useful,...
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Perfect Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students, in a group of three or four, design a board game to help reinforce the rules of Perfect Punctuation. They make game pieces for the game with Crayola Model Magic and include the punctuation marks of periods, exclamation points,...
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"The Clubhouse"

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Introduce your class to a young writer, Ryan Tate, and his story called "The Clubhouse." Although the story is not attached here, you can search for it easily online. This plan includes prereading activities, a plot summary, a creative...
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Review C: Hyphens, Parentheses, Brackets, and Dashes

For Students 6th - 9th
Everyone needs a punctuation review, especially if it's the beginning of the school year! Review the use of hyphens, parentheses, brackets, and dashes with your middle schoolers! Editors correct sentences and a complete paragraph to...
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What is Proofreading?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each...
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Hyphens, Parentheses, Brackets, and Dashes

For Students 6th - 9th
Are your budding writers in need of a punctuation overhaul? Review the use of hyphens, parentheses, brackets, and dashes with this two-page worksheet. The first focuses solely on hyphens, while the second focuses on the remaining three...
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Combining with Participial Phrases

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Combine participial phrases and creative writing with this lesson, which is equally helpful for writing skills and conventions. After a mini-lesson on participial phrases and reading the picture book Dancing in the Wings, pupils use a...
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Semicolon Usage

For Students 7th - 9th
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary...
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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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Punctuation

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Reinforce the rules for the correct usage of punctuation marks in sentences and paragraphs. Clarity and organization of thought form the main focus of this lesson. Use this activity to emphasize the use of ellipses and other punctuation...
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Italics or Quotation Marks?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Be sure to click "Download this Activity" to view the plan in its formatted version. The first worksheet has learners review what types of titles are italicized, underlined, or placed in quotation marks. The second page contains the...
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Interjected Emotions!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Emergent authors complete sentences they hear during a read aloud of David Shannon's book No, David!. They examine the text, noting the location and purpose of punctuation marks, especially in dialogue. They then create dialogue prior to...
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You Be the Editor

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Young editors work in teams to find all the errors in a text. They identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use this activity to reinforce correct usage of prominent punctuation symbols, such as apostrophes and ellipses. You...
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Writing Review

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This presentation provides a series of activities that can be used as morning warm ups throughout the week, or as a writing review. Learners put words in ABC order, learn about alliteration, correct punctuation in a series of sentences,...
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Expressing Your Reading

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young writers observe and demonstrate a variety of reading strategies for reading with expression. As a class they read sentences and discuss and identify the appropriate punctuation. Everyone reads the book What Will the Seal Eat? and...
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Every Day Edit - Alexander Calder, Artist

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Alexander Calder, the artist. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Tunisia

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Tunisia. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every-Day Edit: Ida B. Wells

For Students 3rd - 8th
Practice language convention usage with this brief proofreading exercise. Together your class can verbally correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Ida B. Wells. Then individual learners can rewrite it or mark the hard...
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Every Day Edit - Tarzan is Born

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Tarzan. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Eastern Earthquake

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about earthquakes. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Mother Teresa

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Mother Teresa. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, to spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Women Get the Vote

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about suffrage. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Hawaii, American's 50th State

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Hawaii. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - First White House Baby

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the first White House baby. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Florence Nightingale

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Florence Nightingale. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - The Golden Spike

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the "golden spike." The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Minnesota, Land of Lakes

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about Minnesota. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Gandhi

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Gandhi. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Jimmy Carter

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Jimmy Carter. The errors range from capitalization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
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Every Day Edit - Tecumseh

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Native American leader Tecumseh. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Pluto, the Dwarf Planet

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the planet Pluto. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - First Woman Dentist

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the first woman dentist. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - George Frederick Handel

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about George Frederick Handel. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Michael Jordan

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Michael Jordan. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Susan B. Anthony

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Susan B. Anthony. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - President John Adams

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President John Adams. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - "Molly Pitcher"

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about "Molly Pitcher." The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Arthur and His TV Friends

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Arthur the television show. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Mount Rushmore

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Mount Rushmore. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - The Women in Henry VIII's Life

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the women in Henry VIII's life. The errors range in capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Jesse Owens

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Jesse Owens. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Sarah Childress Polk. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - James Forten, Free Black Man

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, the grammatical errors include capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Learners correct these grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about James Forten. 
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Every Day Edit - Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this editing instructional activity about Gwendolyn Brooks, young writers read and then correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Fallingwater

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students read a short paragraph about a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and correct grammatical mistakes. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - D-Day

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about D-Day. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.  
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Every Day Edit - Tennessee

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about Tennessee. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Wisconsin

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Wisconsin. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Charles R. Drew

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Charles R. Drew. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Valentine's Day

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners read and correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Valentine's Day. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Lucy Cousins and Maisy

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Lucy Cousins. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - President Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President Abraham Lincoln. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Artist Grant Wood

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about artist Grant Wood. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Arizona, the 48th State

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Arizona. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Chinese New Year

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Chinese New Year. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Booker T. Washington

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Booker T. Washington. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Uganda

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Uganda. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Surrender at Appomattox

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Surrender at Appomattox. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Mars Odyssey

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Modern Olympic Games

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the modern Olympic games. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Edison's First Movie Set

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Thomas Edison. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Columbus Sets Sail

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about Columbus. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - I Love Lucy

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the television show I Love Lucy. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Ederle Swims English Channel

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the first woman to swim the English Channel. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Prime Minister Tony Blair

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Prime Minister Tony Blair. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - The Kentucky Derby

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Kentucky Derby. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Nellie Bly, Journalist

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about journalist Nellie Bly. The errors range from capitalization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
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Every Day Edit - National Public Radio

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the National Public Radio. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - The Rhinoceros

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the rhinoceros. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Educator Horace Mann

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about educator Horace Mann. The errors range from capitalization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
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Every Day Edit - Ezra Jack Keats

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about Ezra Jack Keats. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Barbie

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Barbie. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - The Roller Coaster

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the roller coaster. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Lei Day

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Lei Day. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Duke Ellington

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Duke Ellington. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Madeline

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the popular children's book, Madeline. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Theodore Roosevelt National Park

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Laura Ingalls Wilder. the errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Groundhog Day

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Groundhog Dog. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Hank Aaron. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - President Ronald Reagan

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President Ronald Reagan. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit Mildred Wirt Benson

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about author Mildred Wirt Benson. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Anne Sullivan

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Iqbal Masih, Child Activist

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about child activist Iqbal Masih. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - New Jersey "The Garden State"

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the state of New Jersey. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - The Big Wind

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the strongest wind ever measured. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - St. Lawrence Seaway

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the St. Lawrence Seaway. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Arkansas

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the state of Arkansas. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - A Giraffe in Paris

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about a giraffe walking to Paris. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Martha Washington

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Martha Washington. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Chris Van Allsburg

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the author of The Polar Express and Jumanji, Chris Van Allsburg. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling,...
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Every Day Edit - Pocahontas

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Pocahontas. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Tuskegee Airmen

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Tuskegee Airmen. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Author Virginia Hamilton

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes—including punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar—in a short paragraph about author Virginia Hamilton.
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Every Day Edit - Johnny Appleseed

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Johnny Appleseed. The errors range in grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
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Every Day Edit - Neptune's Discovery

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the discovery of Neptune. The errors range from grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation.
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Every Day Edit - Voting Rights Act of 1965

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The errors range from grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
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Every Day Edit - President Nixon Resigns

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President Nixon and his resignation. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Ogden Nash's Humorous Verse

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the noted American poet Ogden Nash. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Hiroshima Bombing

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Hiroshima bombing. The errors range from punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
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Every Day Edit - Sousa Marches

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about John Philip Sousa. The errors range from punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
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Every Day Edit - The Ides of March

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Ides of March. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Harriet Beecher Stowe

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Donald Duck

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Donald Duck. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Jeannette Rankin

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the first woman in Congress. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - George H.W. Bush

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical errors in a short paragraph about George H. W. Bush. The errors range from punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
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Every Day Edit - Miranda Rights

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Miranda Rights. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Whopping Crane

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Grand Canyon National Park

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Ohio, the 17th State

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - The Pig

For Students 3rd - 8th
Everyone loves pigs! Give this short, half-sheet editing practice to your middle schoolers to develop editing skills while they read about popular pig movies. They search for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Rules of Thumb for Faulty Capitalization, Italics, Hyphens, and Quotation Marks

For Teachers 2nd - 11th Standards
Remind your writers that not everything needs to be capitalized with a grammar presentation. Quotations should only be used for dialogue, titles of short works, and some phrases that are being emphasized.
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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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Every Day Edit - Japan's "Coming of Age Day"

For Students 3rd - 8th
Japan's coming of age is the background for this practice sheet. Pupils correct mistakes in a short paragraph. There are errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. 
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Every Day Edit - First Hot-Air Balloon

For Students 3rd - 8th
Daily practice develops skills! Use this half-sheet to help learners correct grammatical errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Today's topic is a hot-air balloon flight. 
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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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To Quote or Not to Quote

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Quotation marks are the focus of this resource. In it, youngsters discover how to correctly use punctuation marks. It is meant to be carried out over a three-day period. You could shorten it, but I wouldn't. The activities are...
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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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Punctuation: Quotation Marks, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks

For Students K - 1st
There are four children pictured, each is saying a different phrase. It's up to you and your first graders to complete each phrase by adding proper punctuation. Read the dialogue-driven passage, then read what each child is saying,...
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Checking Grammar: Accuracy

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get young writers in the practice of editing their work using this punctuation and grammar worksheet. They first read eight sentences with grammar issues, rewriting or checking off as correct. The sentence errors involve subject-verb...
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Questions

For Students K - 1st Standards
Explore end punctuation with this multi-step worksheet on question marks. Scholars begin by finishing 10 sentences with either a period or a question mark. Consider discussing patterns they see at this point (first word, inflection,...
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Commas

For Students 3rd - 4th
This is a great worksheet to introduce your learners to comma usage. First, talk them through the short list of comma rules being addressed. After reading about the most basic comma rules (items in a series, direct address, introductory...
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Capitalization & Punctuation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Introduce your youngest learners to the basic rules for capitalization and punctuation. Take a look at capitalization first, focusing on how we capitalize the first word in a sentence, the names of people, the names of towns, and the...
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Subject and Verb Agreement

For Students 2nd - 5th
Using astronomy-themed sentences, grammarians complete ten sentences with the correct verb tense. This subject-verb agreement activity does the work of two objectives as learners read informative sentences about space while they choose...
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Paragraph Editing

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet includes a list of proofreading marks and asks readers to edit the paragraph provided. The exercise is replicated twice on the page so that you can cut reproductions in half to save paper. There is also a key.
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Play Ball: A Major League Review Game

For Teachers K - 12th
Apply the game of baseball to a fun review activity. Pupils earn a "base" for each subject question that they answer correctly. This activity can be modified and used for any subject area, including math, social studies, and language arts.
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Conquering the Comma

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Thoroughly review where to put commas: after an introductory clause, before a coordinating conjunction, around nonessential phrases, etc. Furthermore, avoid comma splices by adding a conjunction or semicolon or by starting a new sentence...
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Commas vs Semicolons

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers arrange sentences to create correct punctuation use with commas and semicolons. Using FANBOYS, they define and recognize subordinate (dependent) vs. independent clauses, and other necessary parts of a sentence. They...
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Pancakes for Breakfast

For Teachers K - 1st
Young readers read a book about eating breakfast. They do a picture walk to predict what the story will be about. Learners identify punctuation and pause at the appropriate time during the reading. To close the day, use the basic...
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Punctuation

For Students K - 1st Standards
Here is an interesting punctuation activity! Your young learners cut out five periods and five question marks. Then, they paste them onto 10 sentences that need end punctuation marks. A good, hands-on lesson for young readers!
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Be Your Own Chief Editor

For Teachers 9th
The value of this punctuation and grammar lesson is in the SMART board presentation, which takes pupils through the proofreading process. It would be a good way to introduce the idea of proofreading in your class before beginning a unit...
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The Quotation Mark

For Students 7th - 12th
Review where quotation marks belong and what they are used to indicate. From direct speech to in-text citations, young writers will find this worksheet quite useful. Several exercises at the bottom, along with a key, give learners...
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Dragon Land

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help writers recognize how word order affects meaning, discover new words, and confirm or check meaning writing. They will explore how punctuation helps a reader understand what is written and the connections between punctuation,...
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"Amy Loves the Snow" Guided Reading Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners recognize punctuation marks while reading. In this guided reading instructional activity, students read Amy Loves the Snow, and discuss purposes for using commas. They answer questions about the story and create their own...
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If Sentences: Using commas correctly

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Remind your class how to properly write sentences and place commas when using the word if. This PowerPoint differentiates subordinate and main clauses. It also provides great sentence examples.
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VCOP

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ambitious vocabulary, various connectives, interesting openers, and a punctuation pyramid are provided in this colorful PowerPoint. Your pupils will be on their way to becoming fantastic VCOP detectives with the great pointers and...
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Proofreading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
All writers need to be reminded to check for style and grammar errors that can make their work difficult to read. This simple review of proofreading tips, which includes a discussion of punctuation and capitalization rules, and has a...
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Quotation Marks

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Take just 54 seconds to remind your students how to use quotation marks with this short video. A student narrates information about quotes.
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How to Use Quotation Marks

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Quotation marks are an important tool in writing. Teach your students how to properly use them with this informative video.
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Comma Practice Worksheet 3

For Students 6th - 9th
Are you teaching the comma rules in your classroom? This resource packet covers several comma rules, gives examples of each, and provides short practice opportunities for your learners. Answers are not included. 
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Ain't Gonna Rain No More

For Teachers K - 3rd
In this creative writing lesson, pupils listen to the song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More", read the book adaptation titled I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!, and pay close attention to the rhyming scheme, punctuation and illustrations.  They...
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Commas

For Students 1st - 2nd
First graders read a short friendly letter and circle all the commas. They read another letter and insert commas where they are needed. Each students shares their work with a peer to see if they agree on the comma placement.
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Letter of Thanks

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
First and second graders practice their writing skills. For this writing lesson, learners write a letter of thanks about someone they love. They utilize the writing process to complete their writing, and use complete sentences, and...
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Reading Center: Penguin Theme: Capital Letters, Punctuation, and Complete Sentences

For Teachers 1st
Using Georges Seurat's painting "Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," this lesson plan launches into a discussion of punctuation. Pupils go on to listen to the book Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, and...
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Punctuation

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Practice punctuation with a quick exercise. Class members fill in either a period or a question mark at the end of each of 14 sentences. A brief explanation of when to use a period versus a question mark is included.
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Editor’s Checklist

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Remind your writers to check over their work with a few rules and items to keep in mind. This list asks editors to take a look at capitalization, dialogue, homophones, apostrophes, commas, sentence structure, and pronouns. Some, but not...
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Apostrophes Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Send your pupils on a hunt for the missing apostrophes! There are more than 20 missing from the paragraph, and it is the job of your class members to find at least 20. The paragraph includes various situations in which apostrophes are...
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Pink & Gray Galah

For Students 1st - 2nd
First, learners will read four short sentences on the Pink and Grey Galah of Tasmania. Then, they will correct the capitals in an incorrect copy of the text. They are prompted then, to draw a picture of this tropical bird on the back of...
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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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Highway of Words

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
The punctuation police are here! Dress up as a police officer, and teach your young learners the importance of using correct punctuation. Two poorly written paragraphs are presented to the learners, and they have to correct the errors in...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 9th - 12th
Designed for a 10th grade classroom, all high schoolers will benefit from this well-organized, comprehensive guide to punctuating titles. Not only are the rules clearly laid out, but examples follow as well. The last two pages house four...
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Writing Process: Edit, Apostrophe

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Teach youngsters about the apostrophe with this writing process practice worksheet. Learners read five sentences and add in apostrophes to indicate ownership, writing the correctly punctuated words on the lines below each sentence. This...
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Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore writing conventions. First they play a ball toss game to practice spelling high frequency words. (A link to a 2nd grade list is attached.) The class works together to correct spelling, punctuation, and...
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Capitalization and Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
First and second graders explore writing conventions. They add question marks or periods to the end of teacher generated sentences on sentence strips. They locate punctuation marks in poems and write original sentences using appropriate...
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Round Robin Post-It Review

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners of all ages participate in a unique review activity. They work in a small group setting on individual review questions designed by the teacher. Each individual answers a key review question on a notecard or sticky note and...
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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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Creating a Restaurant Brochure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Create a flyer and act as a restaurant owner! In small groups, French language learners will create a flyer or brochure to advertise a particular restaurant. If you're looking for an abbreviated version of this lesson, consider providing...
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Every Day Edit - Jim Henson's Muppets

For Students 8th - 10th
Read about Jim Henson's Muppets! Cut this worksheet in two, so that each learner can have a bell-ringer activity. As they read the excerpt, they correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors. 
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Pair Editing

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Practice thinking critically and editing by finding basic errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Partners read the stories What's Up? and Cold Water Clean. They look for and edit any mistakes they find. Worksheets are available...
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Get Rid of "And"

For Students 2nd - 4th
Run-on sentences using and are all too common in our youngsters' writing. Have them read these different paragraphs to determine where they can remove some of the ands. Consider doing this activity as a whole class on the overhead or...
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Sentence Combining

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After a demonstration by the teacher of how to combine sentences, groups read a story loaded with short, choppy sentences and work together to combine sentences to create a more interesting tale. They record their version on a...
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Using Plural Nouns in Descriptions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Practice making nouns plural and using descriptors in this dual-purpose worksheet. Your class starts by filling in the blanks in five sentences with adjectives from a word bank, and then making the nouns they modify plural. Next they add...
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Nouns Used as Interrupters Review

For Students 6th - 8th
Need to assess your pupils’ understanding of noun phrases used as appositives, as direct address, or as parenthetical phrases? Use this two-page worksheet to determine their level of mastery of these terms and their punctuation. Your...
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Using Speech Marks: Quotations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Provide your class with a review of the appropriate way to punctuate dialogue. This presentation goes through a detailed explanation of the use of quotation marks in writing and provides learners with a variety of examples to cement...
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Writing Review 3

For Students 4th - 6th
After reviewing basic capitalization and punctuation rules, give your young grammarians this four-question quiz to assess their understanding of the most basic English language conventions. 
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Stop Talking

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third, fourth, and fifth graders practice the correct usage of grammar rules through the editing and correction of a variety of poorly written paragraphs. You create (or find) the paragraphs, as they are not provided here. And be sure to...
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Editing

For Teachers 4th
Spelling doesn't usually come naturally for most kids. Provide this worksheet to help them polish their editing skills. There are 18 sentences provided, and your speller extraordinaire must count the number of spelling, capitalization,...
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Fix It

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Word processing practice and vocabulary blend with proofreading in a multi-purpose instructional activity that makes excellent use of an hour in the computer lab. Learners edit the grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors in a given...
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Poetry Workshop: Putting Feelings into Words

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Poetry is a wonderful way for learners to express themselves and develop writing skills. A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation defines, and provides examples of, the types and components of poetry. The presentation concludes with a...
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Capitalization in Sentences

For Students 2nd - 5th
Woah, these sentences need some capitals! Learners examine 10 incorrect sentences to determine which letters should be capitalized. They circle names, restaurants, sentence-starters, titles, planets, days of the week, locations, and...
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Developing Expression and Fluency Through Recognition of Punctuation : Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Grammar

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do we use punctuation marks? Start the class by reading a short passage aloud, using correct punctuation. Then, hand out a copy of the passage to each child and have them find the punctuation marks. After studying the punctuation...