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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 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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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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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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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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The Semicolon as a Connector

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Semicolons are reinforced through examples and independent practice with this PowerPoint. Secondary scholars will learn about replacing conjunctions with a semicolon by practicing with a variety of sentence combinations. Note: Due to the...
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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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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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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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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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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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Semicolons, Colons, and Hyphens

For Students 4th - 6th
In this using semicolons, colons, and hyphens worksheet, learners 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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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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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 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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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 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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Semicolons

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 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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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 worksheet, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Run-ons, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 6th - 12th
In this sentence writing worksheet, students are given pairs of sentences with directions to form one new sentence using commas, semicolons and/or conjunctions. Students can self check or trade and grade using the answer key provided.
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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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Compound Sentences- 4

For Students 6th - 8th
Discuss compound sentences with your class, and then give them this practice opportunity to solidify their understanding. The box at the top of the page provides great visuals to help your class understand simple sentences and different...
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Avoiding Run-on Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Viewers are entertained as well as educated by the illustrations in this colorfully animated PowerPoint focused on run-on sentences.
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Subject and Predicates, Oh My!

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Eliminate all doubt when it comes to sentence structure with nine thorough lesson plans. Whether you want your young writers to vary their sentence structure or shore up their knowledge of conjunctions and semicolons, these lessons are a...
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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 worksheet allows learners to better understand when it's appropriate to use each one, and gives them some practice in doing so. There are six sentences...
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Independent and Subordinate Clauses

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Middle schoolers identify independent and subordinate clauses and differentiate between the two. They discuss sentences, complete a practice worksheet, write independent clauses, and identify independent and subordinate clauses in the...
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UWF Writing Lab: Rules of Thumb for Recognizing Comma Splices and Run-ons

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Tired of finding comma splices, run-ons, and fragments in your student essays? Look no further than this grammar presentation, which clears up sentence errors with ease. Several examples of each error, as well as opportunities to correct...
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Avoiding Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices, and Fragments

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Punctuation, when peppered correctly through the recipe that is your writing, provides the necessary pauses for your readers. Avoid comma splices and run-on sentences. Simple examples show what each consists of, and the purpose of...
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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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Clauses: Building Blocks for Sentences

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Colorfully animated and packed with engaging examples, this PowerPoint encourages to employ clauses to create a variety of sentence structures. Peer editing of sample paragraphs would provide an opportunity for guided practice with...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
High school writers take part in peer review of their end-of-unit tasks. They begin by discussing their thought process in pairs and then edit their work. Finally, learners take part in a class discussion on the use of the semicolon and...
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Punctuation

For Students 7th - 9th
In this grammar instructional activity, students punctuate ten sentences with either commas or semicolons. Students check their answers when finished.
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Run-on Sentences!!!

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Display for your class five easy ways to fix run-on sentences. The color-coded slides show how to use punctuation, independent and dependent clauses, coordinating conjunctions, etc. to rectify run-on errors.  The presentation could be...
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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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Understanding Independent and Dependent Clauses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Characteristics of dependent and independent clauses are the focus of this language arts lesson. High schoolers take notes on specific definitions and traits of clauses and their correct grammatical use. This lesson provides links to...
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Compound Sentences Review

For Students 7th - 9th
What is a compound sentence? After reviewing the text box with your middle schoolers, have them complete the practice opportunity that follows. Consider having them scan the text for coordinating conjunctions before they add any...
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Punctuation Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners identify and use hyphens, dashes, and semicolons. Using teacher created cards, they correct sentences written on the board by the instructor.
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Punctuation

For Students 7th - 10th
In this grammar instructional activity, students fill in either commas or semicolons to ten compound sentences to make each one grammatically correct.
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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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Avoiding Run-On Sentences (I)

For Students 7th - 9th
Eliminate run-on sentences! This practice opportunity highlights run-on sentence errors and how to fix them. Examples are shown, and learners are given two options: using semi-colons or commas and coordinating conjunctions. Help polish...
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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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Run-On Sentence Worksheet

For Students 8th
Break your eighth graders' habit of writing run-on sentences with this worksheet. Fifteen sentences are presented to punctuate correctly, lending well to a warm-up activity, quiz, or homework assignment. Corrections range from splitting...
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Fragments, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences

For Students 7th - 8th
Identifying when to use commas, semicolons and other forms of punctuation can be difficult for students. This 10 question activity which relates to sentence fragments, could be used to help students identify correct use of punctuation.
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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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The Compound Sentence: Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices

For Students 9th - 10th
Do some of your writers need an extra lesson on correcting run-ons and comma splices? This worksheet clearly defines the terms, provides models of run-on sentences, comma splice errors, and how to correct them. The second page of the...
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Fundamentals of Composition: Punctuation and Capitalization Rules

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Set your scholars up for success by teaching them about punctuation and capitalization. This visually pleasing presentation includes a section for each of the following: commas, colons, dashes, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes,...
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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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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Semicolons and colons are tricky, and the Common Core creators knows that. If you are stuck on what to teach to make sure your learners can master Common Core skill L.9-10.2 use this resource to fine-tune your content. The multiple...
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Varying Sentence Structure

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Show your writers how to use simple, compound, and complex sentences to add variety to writing. In addition, examples show how to employ semicolons and coordinating conjunctions to combine sentences. Colorful illustrations and graphics...
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Language Arts: Punctuation and Characterization

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare for a test on punctuation and characterization by completing practice assignments. While completing the assignment, they note the difference between direct and indirect characterization and explain how punctuation...
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Commas and Semi-Colons

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students practice editing sentences.  In this punctuation instructional activity, students learn how to use commas and semi-colons in sentences and then practice what they've learned by completing a worksheet independently.
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Perfect Punctuation

For Students 5th - 8th
Using the provided "[Punctuation] Rules to Remember" young grammarians punctuate clauses, phrases, participles, and quotations in a series of worksheets.
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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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Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
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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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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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Punctuation Marks and Uses Cards

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make sure your class is up to snuff when it comes to punctuation. They can use these cards to practice identifying the purpose of each punctuation mark.
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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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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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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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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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Using Commas and Semi-Colons Correctly

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils review the rules for correct usage of the comma and semicolon. Then, in groups, they complete worksheets, discuss answers, and reference grammar rules that support their usage of commas and semicolons.
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Correcting Run-On Sentences

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In this combining sentences worksheet, students read information about how to use conjunctions or semicolons to avoid run on sentences. Students write four sentences according to directions.
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Compound It!

For Students 6th - 9th
In this compound sentences worksheet, students review the use of conjunctions, correlating conjunctions, and semicolons to create compound sentences and complete the 4 exercises in order to write their own compound sentences.
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The Coat

For Students 2nd Standards
The moral of the story: listen to your parents! A concise reading passage introduces learners to Tom and the consequences of his choice to go out without a coat.
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Ray and His Kite

For Students 4th Standards
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a comet? Learn about the mysterious light that appears in the sky one night with a short reading passage and accompanying comprehension questions.
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Mechanics Help Using the Comma with Formal Letters

For Students 6th - 10th
In this instructional activity, students analyze different parts of a letter and insert the appropriate punctuation including a comma, period, colon, question mark and semicolon.
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Compound Sentences Review

For Students 8th - 10th
In this compound sentences review worksheet, learners construct compound sentences by adding an appropriate connector and correct punctuation to a series of sentences. Examples of compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, and...
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Who? What? When? Where? Asking Questions

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders interview Veterans or role play to answer who, what, where, when questions. In this Veteran's Day questioning activity, 6th graders learn about the events in the military service of veterans. Students may simulate...
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Quotation Marks, Commas, And More

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Correctly punctuating a character's dialogue can become a fun activity as students learn to use quotation marks, commas, and more.
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Quotation Marks

For Students 7th - 9th
When do you need quotation marks? Do they go inside of a period or outside? Hone your class's punctuation skills with this four-page practice packet. Page one lists several rules and examples, while the last three pages contain practice...
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Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success

For Students 3rd - 6th
Some self-paced writing resources are just better than others. This one is great. The 205-page packet includes exercises on every aspect of the writing process, from crafting sentences and paragraphs, to proofreading, revising, and...
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Our Friend The Semi-colon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Knowing how to properly use the colon and the semi-colon is a handy skill to have. Most grown ups don't know how to properly use them! This presentation does an excellent job of showing learners how to properly use the semi-colon. There...
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Sentence Structure: Sentence Types

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Sixth graders identify parts that make up different types of sentences with a grammar presentation. The last few slides prompt learners to complete 10 exercises in which they indicate whether each sentence is simple, compound, complex,...
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When to Use Apostrophes

For Students 3rd - 8th
It's tricky but it's essential. It's the apostrophe, of course. And this video is all about its usage.
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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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Bowling Over the Order of Operations

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders will solve equations using order of operations, and create equations that to play a fun math bowling game. They will bowl using dice to practice operations. Extensions are also included.
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Persuasion and Parallel Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the definition of parallel structure with your high school class. In small groups, they read a section of "The Declaration of Independence" to identify examples of parallel structure. Each learner writes an essay explaining the...
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Creatively Creating Expository Essays

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students, after reading Fahrenheit 451, brainstorm inventions that could have been in the novel. They present their invention to the class and writing an expository essay about their creation.
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Anne Frank Brochure/Newsletter

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Any lesson that includes time at the computer lab is a favorite for the kids! In this plan, the class heads to the lab to research Anne Frank and her life. Using both Internet and print resources (like the book), pupils compile...
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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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Compound Sentences-5

For Students 7th - 9th
This compound sentence worksheet focuses on conjunctive adverbs like also, in addition, and however. After reviewing a list of conjunctive adverbs and studying the example, have your learners attempt the two exercises included. In Part...
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Using Transitions

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Transitions, words that reveal the relationship between two ideas, are the subject of a presentation that provides color-coded illustrations to show viewers how this part of speech functions in sentences. The PowerPoint concludes with an...
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Capitalization

For Students 7th - 9th
Sure, your class knows the basic capitalization rules, but do they know the rules for geographical locations, ships, proper adjectives, and words after semi-colons? This four-page document details rules for the middle and early high...
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Run-ons

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Comma splices are a common problem for writers young and old. The animation and sound effects in this presentation help engage class members in the material. Have your class watch as two independent clause trains meet and are coupled in...
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The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
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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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Building Proofreading Skills

For Students 3rd - 6th
Designed to build proofreading skills in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and language usage, as well as proofreading for clarity, transition, and order, this workbook is packed with activities for all kinds of writing.
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Event-Driven Programming and Debugging

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start programming in event-driven style. Scholars learn to place buttons on the user interface and use event handlers. They also learn to recognize errors in code and debug as necessary. This is the second instructional activity in the...
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Matter and the Periodic Table Chemical Families and Periodic Trends

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is assembling the periodic table as simple as Tetris? Scholars arrange colored cards into a logical order and then make connections to the arrangement of the periodic table. Hands-on activities include adding trend arrows and analyzing...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 28

For Teachers 9th Standards
A writers continue to revise their argument essay, the focus shifts to a editing grammatical conventions, parallel structure, and varying syntax to add interest. After examining model sentences that demonstrate sentence variety, writers...
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Compound Sentences: Review

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners demonstrate their understanding of how to correctly punctuate sentences containing coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs. A second exercise asks participants to add correct capitalization and punctuation to a paragraph.
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Sentence Patterns

For Students 5th - 12th
Supplement instruction on sentence patterns and types by providing this reference sheet for your class members. Included on this page are definitions of many different sentence patterns and an example of each. A useful item for pupils to...
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Bulleted Lists: punctuating items in vertical lists

For Students 7th - 10th
What is easier to read: a bulleted list or a block of text? Look at different examples with your class and then go over the style guidelines for vertical lists. 
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The Run-On Sentence

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore grammar rules by completing a worksheet. In this sentence structure lesson, kids define run-on sentences and read sample sentences to determine whether they are complete or incomplete. There is also a space for the writer to edit...
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Transition Words

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Translate transition words for your class with this handout and brief exercise. Fairly straightforward and informative, it includes sample sentences and a working link to a more complete list of transition words. There are two different...
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To Quote or Not to Quote

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Introduce your middle and high schoolers to the correct use of quotation marks. They identify examples of correct and incorrect quotations in magazines and edit a paragraph in groups. Use this lesson as a way to reinforce proofreading...
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Teacher of the Year

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Now is the time to identify the great teachers in your school! Discuss the characteristics of persuasive writing and analyze an example. Then, each pupil chooses a teacher who they feel should be named teacher of the year. They plan and...
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Taste Test - Combining Sentences

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students combine sentences to create compound sentences. They write about creating their own soda, then make their own soda, comparing and contrasting it with a national brand. They write a paragraph containing compound sentences.
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Help Me Learn About the Holocaust

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young readers select a book from a provided list to use as the basis for an intensive class study of Holocaust novels. After completing their novels, groups create a multimedia presentation highlighting the elements of literature...
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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Best of Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read Best Friends by Steven Kellogg, use KidPix to create Double Bubble Map comparing likenesses and differences of characters in Best Friends, write three paragraphs using double bubble map, and type, edit, and publish their...
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Poetry Cyberbook

For Teachers 8th
Emerging poets design a website and then post seven original poems as well as their written critique of these poems. Although the resource mentions Inspiration and FrontPage technologies, any software could be substituted. 
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Peer Editing Checklist

For Students 7th - 11th
A handout to guide peer editors, this checklist delineates common problems with paragraph structure and specific proofreading items to check. It also provides encouragement about the collaborative part of the writing process. Formats...
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Compound Sentences: Conjunctive Adverbs

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Review the correct usage of semi-colons, commas and conjunctive adverbs in compound sentences. Readers choose an appropriate conjunctive adverb (from a pair of given words) to complete a compound sentence. Then they create a compound...
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Polishing Writing Conventions

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Tenth graders practice using writing conventions in a variety of writing situations, as well as using parallel structure. They find patterns in sentences and use writing conventions to revise a paper they have previously written.
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Elements of Punctuation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
How many types of punctuation can your tenth graders list? Use this instructional activity to review various punctuation marks, such as colons, commas, and dashes. High schoolers define each term using dictionaries and other reference...
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Name That Grammar Skill! A Challenge to Enforce Grammar Skills

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students create games for a grammar review carnival.  In this grammar review lesson, students work in groups to create a grammar game on a particular grammar skill.  Students must create a game that engages the players and reinforces the...
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Keyboard Symbols and Punctuation Marks

For Students 3rd - 6th
What is an asterisk? What is a tilde? Learners use this interactive page to review the names of different symbols and punctuation marks. They locate 29 different buttons. 
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Correcting Run-On Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Although this practice opportunity is poorly organized, it does provide a chance for your upper elementary schoolers to identify complete sentences, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. This worksheet also focuses on ways to correct...
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Lesson Plan 18: Cleaning It Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Careful proofreading is an important step in the writing process.  After guided practice using a provided worksheet that details common grammar concepts, young writers refer to the worksheet as they proofread their own work. Although the...
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The Compound-Complex Sentence

For Students 7th - 9th
After reading a series of definitions and studying examples, partners craft five of their own compound-complex sentences.
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Commas

For Students 5th - 9th
How well do your pupils know comma rules? Clear up confusion with this document, which includes an abundance of information about how and when to use commas as well as a practice exercise. Note: The answers are on the bottom of the page....
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Simple and Compound Sentences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Present information about simple sentences and compound sentences. Learners use this information to complete a quick exercise and as background for learning about sentence combining. 
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Rules for Avoiding Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this grammar worksheet, students identify and fix comma splices and fused sentences in forty sentences. Students correct sentences, and also fix the punctuation within three paragraphs.
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Punctuating Compound Sentences and Editing a Paragraph

For Students 7th - 9th
For this punctuation and editing worksheet, students assess the need for punctuation in a series of sentences, then proofread and edit a paragraph. Definitions of the terms are given at the top of the page for quick reference.
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Independent and Dependent Clauses

For Students 5th - 8th
In this independent and dependent clause worksheet, learners are given a sentence that is written incorrectly and must correct.
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What's the Point...? Punctuation Practice 1

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Here is an unusual worksheet. It consists of multiple choice questions in which learners choose which punctuation mark is the most appropriate for the situation. Perfect punctuation practice!
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Every Vote Counts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners participate in an activity designed to increase student awareness and participation in the voting process.
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Hands on Essays

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders relate the concept of individuality of geometric shapes to the individuality of topic sentences. They write and revise a persuasive argument essay using an established rubric.
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Putting it On Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars locate and print samples of two different business letter formats. They write rough drafts of business letters inquiring when, where, and how math is used.
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Was the Wolf Really Guilty?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read plays, short stories, or novels which revolve around trials, and write essays explaining or defending the assigned role in a mock fairy tale trial.
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The Multimedia Heart

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research the different aspects of the human heart. Groups work through steps to create a multimedia slide presentation. The presentation must follow pre-set criteria.
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WORDS FRANKLY SPOKEN

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars visit appropriate websites to discover quotes from Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. Working in pairs, they choose three quotes on which to elaborate and then write two original quotes.
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The Story of My Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete autobiographical writing assignments throughout the school year that they save and rewrite to put into a published book during the last month of class. They include photographs, drawings and mementos of their lives in...
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The Problem with Prejudice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read and discuss "The Hangman" by Maurice Ogden and answer questions about the poem. They list things they can do to combat prejudice using each of the letters in the word and create a small poster with a slogan against...
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Relating to Franklin's Age of Reason

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read a selection describing 13 virtues from "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." They keep track of their behavior and whether or not they can keep up with 5 chosen virtues. They write a 5 paragraph essay on their...
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Oh Man, History in Language Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the Victorian Era in anticipation of reading the novel, Jane Eyre. They create a bulletin board presenting information about their assigned topic on the Victorian Era.
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I Am a Book

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss books that have been banned and the things that they have in common. They explore the concept of freedom of speech and write poems based on their discussion.
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Happy Holidays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create holiday story while working in cooperative learning groups, using Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express as a writing prompt.
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Getting Down to Business

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write, edit, and rewrite business letters to their choice of vendors with comments of criticism or praise.
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Details and Observations IQ or the Eyes Have it

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study Chaucer as a master of details. Then, they create a short story linking unrelated details into a logical plot with a clear setting and established characters. This lesson has some excellent worksheets attached!
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Challenging the Human Spirit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers select a theme-related essay topic from Night, by Elie Wiesel, or The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern-day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric...
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Egyptian Burial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research burial tombs of ancient Egypt. Acting as pharaohs of Egypt, students create burial plans to decide what items they would include in their own tombs and why. They find another student to analyze their plan.
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Sentence Combining

For Students 9th - 11th
In this grammar instructional activity, students practice rewriting, adding on and combining fifty-seven sentences into compound sentences that convey more information and are grammatically correct.
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Worksheet Eight: Exploring Functions and Cartesian Products

For Students Higher Ed
In this function and cartesian product worksheet, students list the partitions of a function. They generate elements of the cartesian product of sets. This two-page worksheet contains 8 multi-step problems.
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Punctuation Review/Tic-tac-toe

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders play a tic-tac-toe game in pairs. In this language arts instructional activity, one student uses an X to show the correct sentences, while the other student uses an O to show incorrect sentences. Students use a T-chart to...
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Reading Comprehension: Context Clues

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use context clues to help them understand unknown words. In this context clues lesson, 5th graders practice identifying context clues on a worksheet, then work with a peer to write their own story. Stories are peer edited...
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Clean Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read sales promotion reports and create a sales promotion summary using information from the report. They develop a graphic organizer to outline their information for a presentation. There is an assessment checklist...
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Keyboard Shortcuts vs Mouse Control

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify and use the computer keyboard to complete simple tasks. Students eliminate the use of the computer mouse to do simple jobs. They use keys that are used alone, keys that specify object labels, Keys that result in objects...
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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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the Connectors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers recognize and explain meaning of connectors, punctuate a compound sentence using connectors, and compose compound sentences using the correct connectors.
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Defining Moments

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use context clues to define words. In this language arts lesson, 7th graders engage in a class discussion regarding how we determine the meaning of words that we aren't familiar with. Then, students complete a very good...
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Jazz-Age Intrigue

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read The Great Gatsby and explain the jazz age. They use jazz age terms to create their own short story, scene, or letter.
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Demonstrating and Calculating Electrostatic Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore static electricity and view a demonstration of electrostatic forces and see how they exist between charged objects.
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Maintain Your Gain

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders assess their wellness in five areas and develop a plan to improve their wellness. Studnets record and reassess their scores throughtout the activities.
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Islam or Christianity?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design a mosaic depicting the city of Constantinople during determined periods of history. They include historical evidence that shows whether the city was under Muslim or Christian rule.
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The South Wins Gettysburg!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore American Civil War, hypothesize that the Union Army was defeated at Gettysburg by Lee's army, and write an essay describing how different North America would be today if the South had won the Civil War.
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Analyzing a Science Fiction Movie

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch the movie "Contact" and write a review. They discuss in their review how scientists deal with technological problems, the movie's connections to the nature of science and how technology affects science. They share...
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There's a World of Science to Read Today!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students read a current science article. They write a summary of the article, take notes, write and edit a summary, and print their work.
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Where No Student Has Gone Before

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a story about an unknown planet invaded by humans as a pre-reading activity for the novel, A Wrinkle In Time. They discuss good versus evil, and identify examples of the theme good vs. evil in books, film, and their own...
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What's the Scoop on Casey

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest L. Thayer and create a newspaper article about Casey's infamous at-bat.
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The Land and the Water

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read "The Land and the Water," a fictional short story and an article about John F. Kennedy, Jr. and compare and contrast fictional tragedy to a non-fiction tragedy. They fill out a Venn diagram and write an essay using...
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Sidewalks to Success in Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a brochure that educates incoming middle school students on how to succeed.
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Preposition Pizazz

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils examine examples of poems and identify the prepositions in them. They write original poems using prepositional phrases and create illustrations to go with them.
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Persuasion and Use of Language

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students discuss connotative language, hyperbole, allusion, and rhetorical question. In small groups, they read one section of the "Speech to the Virginia Convention" and analyze these devices. Groups present their results to the class.
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Persuasion and Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study and discuss definitions of metaphor, simile, and personification. In small groups, they read a section of "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and identify those devices. The group presents their examples with the...
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Novel Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars read the novel, Lord of the Flies, then write an essay analyzing the novel. They analyze, in small groups, characters, plot, setting, style, symbolism, theme, critical responses, and historical influences
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Multicultural Canterbury Pilgrimage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create travel brochures that detail various people and places that are encountered on the way to Chaucer's Canterbury.
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Memory of a Kiss

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read, discuss, and memorize the poem "Jenny Kissed Me." as an example of lyrical poetry. They write a letter to Jenny reliving the memory of her kiss from an elderly person's point of view. They illustrate their poems.
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Making a Child's Play of "Antigone"

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders make studenT books to share with elementary students that teach a universal rule that obeys both conscience and authority.
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Living Biographies

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a multimedia slide presentation containing facts, graphics, and sounds relating to a biographical figure based on their reading of a biography or an autobiography. They present their slide presentations before the...
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Human Sentences

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create human sentences in this hands-on activity to practice using comas correctly when punctuating dates in sentences.
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How Logical is Garfield?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze comics found in the newspaper for samples of logical, emotional, and ethical appeal. They write a paragraph for each selected comic strip explaining how the comic strip represents the use of logic, emotions, or ethics.
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Getting to Know You Through Peer Editing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders get to know their classmates through 'personalized' sentences that feature one student each day, and offer practice in proofreading and peer-editing related to capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and/or grammar rules.
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Fragments Wanted (Not)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students rewrite newspaper employment ads using complete sentences.
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First Class Mail

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and write a friendly letter to Elizabeth George Speare, the author, discussing their points of interest in the novel with her.
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Fable Writing

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students listen to and discuss various fables, and identify the moral and central themes. They write their own personal fables and create illustrations to go with them.
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Everyday Use

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students prepare to write a comparison/contrast essay by organizing notations on sticky notes as they read a short story.
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Don't Eat Your Words

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create punctuation marks using different sizes and shapes of macaroni. They show their understanding of proper use of quotation marks.

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