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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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Semicolons

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This learning exercise 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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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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Punctuation (The Comma vs. The Semicolon)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore English by participating in a grammar correcting activity. Elementary and middle schoolers distinguish when to use commas from when to use semicolons. Then they correct twelve sentences by placing commas and semicolons in the...
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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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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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Semicolons: Where Should They Go?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do you know how to use a semicolon? Are you sure? Everybody can benefit from a review! This presentation goes through a detailed explanation of when and how to use them. There are examples and a quiz at the end. A handy resource to use...
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Semicolons

For Students 9th - 12th
This one-page handout provides an overview and examples of how and when to use a semicolon. It does not include any questions or exercises; however, it does address relevant grammar rules at the secondary level.
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Semicolons and Commas Review

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young grammarians review the proper usage of colons and semicolons in writing. Given a list of sentences, they determine which are direct characterizations and which are indirect characterizations. They also decide where the punctuation...
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Semicolons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
When do you need a semicolon? Help your class better understand this tricky punctuation by offering this presentation. Although the PowerPoint is very short, the slides are text heavy. Provide some opportunities to practice using the...
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Commas vs. Semicolons Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use correct punctuation when writing. After defining the use of commas and semicolons, they discuss how punctuation can help eliminate confusion. They listen to a letter, first with correct punctuation, and then without...
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Comma and Semicolon: Test Yourself

For Students 7th - 10th
A pair of complex sentences, drawn from a New York Times article about a police writing class, are punctuated differently with commas and semicolons. There's only one question, but it's a good one to press your grammarians to increase...
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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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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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Compound Sentences- 6

For Students 6th - 9th
What is a compound sentence, and how can one combine multiple sentences? You could use a period, a semicolon, or a coordinating conjunction and a comma. After reviewing the rules, writers practice combining 24 sentences and revising 10...
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Compound Sentences-7

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How can you combine two independent phrases? You could use a comma and a coordinating conjunction, or you could use a semicolon. Read the short information box at the top of the page and complete the 13 questions that follow! Writers...
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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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Compound Sentences: Coordinating Conjunctions and Semicolons

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore compound sentences with your middle school language arts classroom. After reviewing the information box at the top of the page, have your learners complete the two exercises that follow. First, they underline the subjects and...
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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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Semicolons

For Students 5th - 8th
In this semicolons worksheet, students read about the uses of semicolons and then decide if the sentences given use them correctly. Students complete 4 problems.
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Semicolons

For Students 4th - 5th
In this semicolons worksheet, students practice their punctuation skills by completing 3 activities that use semicolons. Students complete 9 sentences.
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Commas and Semicolons: Compound Sentences

For Students 5th - 9th
In this comma and semicolon worksheet, students are given sentences that they must correctly punctuate using either a comma or a semicolon.
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The Semicolon and Colon

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Prepare to be impressed! Although text-heavy, the slides in this presentation concisely define and offer clear examples of the use of the colon and semicolon.

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