Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet

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 exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation. For the second, they must evaluate each sentence or sentence group and fix punctuation mistakes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • The content of the sentences will help to hold your learners' attention as they work on what is often thought of as a dull task
  • Since the page is split up into two exercises, this would be easily set up as an in-class assignment (first exercise) with a homework assignment (second exercise)
  • Answers are not included
  • Does not provide any examples, so you may need to provide a few or use this as an assessment; the document is editable