Run-On-Itis: A Free Lesson Plan for Eliminating Comma Splices & Fused Sentences

Run-On-Itis:  A Free Lesson Plan for Eliminating Comma Splices & Fused Sentences
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Looking for a creative way to discuss comma splices and fused sentences? This is a free lesson plan that's been used several times with seventh graders. They love it! You'll have their attention from bell to bell when you enter the classroom and inform your students that they suffer from the most dreaded of all diseases... Run-On-Itis!

Pictures are included on the last page of the lesson plan to give you a clearer idea of how I used this in my classroom.

I suggest following up this lesson with Five Days of Comma Splice Bell Work and Comma Splice Practice Week Two. Both of these lessons use literature to help students identify and correct comma splices.

Looking for more fun lessons?

The The Six-Word Memoir: A Prezi, Guided Notes Page, and Teaching Guide is a great writing lesson your students will love.

Also, check out my other freebie Captain Grammar and the Semicolon! My "Captain Grammar" products allow your students to provide instruction through a readers' theater. Each lesson also includes a Prezi for you to deliver in-depth instruction and guided practice. You can purchase all of the Captain Grammar products available in my store here.

Needing to show your students that real writers revise? Laura Ingalls Wilders did HUGE amounts of revision! Revising with Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Prezi to Jumpstart the Writing Process is a great way to show students the value of making changes.

Happy teaching!

Leslie Allen
Keeping It Classy

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