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226 reviewed resources for use of semicolons

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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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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, 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.