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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 plan on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how...
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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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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 learning exercise, 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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Semicolons Exercise Punctuation Correction Worksheet

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this language arts worksheet, students read the three main uses of semicolon before making necessary corrections in 15 sentences.
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For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a paragraph using semicolons. In this semicolons lesson plan, 6th graders brainstorm examples of semicolon use as a class and then write their own paragraph.
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Commas and Semicolons

For Students 6th - 7th
In this commas and semicolons worksheet, students review definitions and example sentences that use commas and semicolons. Students then add commas or semicolons where they are needed in the given sentences.
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Commas and Semicolons Worksheet 1

For Students 8th - 10th
In this grammar learning exercise, students punctuate eight groups of sentences with commas and semicolons where needed. Students check their answers when completed.
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Commas and Semicolons Worksheet 2

For Students 8th - 10th
In this grammar worksheet, learners read a passage and punctuate the passage with commas and semicolons where needed. Students check their answers when completed.
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Semicolons and Colons Exercise

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this semicolons and colons worksheet, students 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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Semicolons and Colons Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In this online interactive grammar 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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Semicolons Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this semicolons worksheet, students read examples of ways to use semicolons and then write their own examples. Students write 12 examples total.
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As a short review of punctuation, such as the use of commas and semicolons, this presentation could be helpful in an upper elementary classroom. The series of slides defines each term and provides examples.
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The Compound Sentence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive...
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Punctuation Exercise

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Are you looking for a way to practice tricky punctuation? Use this activity 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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Standard Punctuation

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Clear up the confusion that comes with the question, do I use a comma or a semicolon? This presentation provides examples and reasons for using particular end marks, apostrophes, commas, or semicolons. Information is presented in a well...
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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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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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Capitalization and Punctuation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How many of the pupils in your language arts class can differentiate between a colon and a semicolon? Clarify common conventions, including end punctuation, proper capitalization, and sentence structure, with a series of helpful grammar...
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Semicolons Exercise

For Students 7th - 10th
Give scholars 25 chances to practice using semicolons correctly with these  sentences. After reading a brief introduction to the semicolon's three main purposes, they examine the sentences to determine if each is written correctly. If...
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Semicolon or Comma?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this joining clauses with punctuation worksheet, learners read the sentences and add a semicolon or comma on the blank spaces and then create additional sentences using appropriate punctuation marks. Students write 16 answers.
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Semicolons vs. Colons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is your class already familiar with clauses, conjunctive adverbs, super commas, and appositives? Then introduce this presentation that models how to combine sentences using colons and semicolons to increase sentence variety.

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