Tired of comma splice worksheets that do little to improve student writing? Studying real literature in its original form—not isolated sentences—is one of the best ways to correct any mistake, and the comma splice is one of the most common. This product offers the following:
--Five days of bell work. Each day features one paragraph from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom that contains complex and compound sentences—as well as one comma splice that has been added. Students are asked to underline the comma splice and write it correctly on the lines provided.
--A forty-two 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 students to give an example of a comma splice—while stressing that it’s a mistake that we don’t want to make in our actual writing.
--A list of teaching tips that will help you better use the bell work with your students.
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!
Keeping it Classy
You can also purchase another week of comma splice practice that uses To Kill a Mockingbird
Looking for a fun writing project your students will love? Check out the The Six-Word Memoir: A Prezi, Guided Notes Page, and Teaching Guide