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96 resources with the concept run-on sentences

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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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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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Fragments and run-ons and splices! OH MY!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clearly and thoroughly display common errors in writing. Slides first give a definition, then examples followed by revisions. Words and corrections are emphasized with different colors, making problems easy to relay. Plenty of examples...
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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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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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Antonyms and Comma Splices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though Charles Dickens was the master of comma splices, pupils often (unwittingly) adopt his style of writing without the practice necessary to make the stylistic choice. In this Six-Trait Writing lesson, they practice their conventions...
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Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Find out just how much your pupils know about simple sentences, subjects and predicates, sentence fragments, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences, and more! This review page includes...
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Coordinating Conjunctions and Comma Splices

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Use the mnemonic FANBOYS in order to avoid comma splices by connecting nouns and independent clauses with coordinating conjunctions. Yossarian the Grammarian gives sentence examples that included coordinating conjunctions.
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Run-On Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What exactly are run-on sentences and comma splices? Polish the writing skills of your middle and high schoolers with this brief presentation. First, each term is defined and an example is given. Then, different ways to revise run-on...
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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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Fixing Run-on Sentences

For Students 6th - 8th
For this grammar skills worksheet, learners examine six sentences. They rewrite the sentences that are run-on sentences in the space provided.
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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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Run-On & Rambling Sentences

For Students 6th - 8th
Sometimes sentence strucutre adds to an author's voice, but there's rarely a time and place for run-on sentences. Use this quick practice as a bell-ringer to focus your class. Can they correct the run-ons listed?
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Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)

For Students 6th - 8th
After reading a detailed explanation of fused sentences and studying the provided examples, learners reconstruct nine sentences to eliminate comma splices and fused, or run-on, sentences. This could be used as homework or a group exercise.
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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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Comma Splices, Fragments, and Run-Ons

For Students 7th - 12th
Differentiate between comma splices, fragments, and run-ons with this handout. Each punctuation error is coupled with distinct definitions and examples. Though this handout does not require learner participation, it is a useful guide for...
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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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Editing For Run On Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After completing a writing assignment of sorts (you decide the assignment's topic and focus), bring your learners together to discuss run-on sentences. After looking at five examples as a whole group, writers return to their desks to...
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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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Run On Sentences

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore run-on sentences with your language arts class. There is a SMART Board presentation included, but even if you don't have access to this technology, there are several useful pieces here. Provide your learners with the "student...
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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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Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
No! A run-on sentence? Avoid using run-ons and sentence fragments in your writing. Provide this review sheet for your emerging writers to practice revising poorly written sentences. This is great independent practice. 
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Sentences (Sentence, Run-On, or Fragment)

For Students 4th - 6th
Reveal correct and incorrect sentence structure with this brief multiple choice activity. Learners read six sentences and determine if each is a proper sentence, a run-on sentence, or a sentence fragment. This worksheet could be used as...
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Writing Effective Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Part of being an effective writer is having the ability to stop yourself and revisit what you've written. Prompt a discussion about writing by providing the following quotation: "You've got to know when to turn around." Then, use their...