The comma splice is one of the most common mistakes in student writing, and worksheets with numbered sentences rarely seem to correct the problem. This product offers the following:
--Five days of bell work. Of course you can go over all five paragraphs at once if you're needing a more focused lesson. Each "day" features one paragraph from To Kill a Mockingbird that contains complex and compound sentences—as well as one comma splice. Students are asked to underline the comma splice and write it correctly on the lines provided.
--A forty slide PowerPoint that goes over the comma splice from each day’s bell work. It provides three ways to fix the error and goes over why the other sentences in the paragraph are not comma splices.
--A ticket out activity to be completed on the fifth day. This asks the students to explain in their own words what a comma splice is.
--Teaching tips to help you use this product in your classroom.
Looking for a great way to introduce comma splices to your class? Check out my freebie teaching idea here.
All Comma Splice Bell Work Weeks:
To Kill A Mockingbird Comma Splice Practice
Tuesdays With Morrie Comma Splice Practice
Stealing Lincoln's Body Comma Splice Practice
Reading to Babies Comma Splice Practice
It's great to use one of these each quarter as a reminder for our young writers!
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