This printable provides a very clear, very quick way to introduce or review one of the most common uses of semicolons. The worksheet shows students how to use semicolons in sentences that contain lists with commas. It begins with a simple rule that students can understand, then provides 5 practice sentences that can be used as guided practice or for independent work. Students are then asked to apply the rule by creating an example sentence of their own. An answer key is provided for the practice section. This sheet is great for teaching a lesson on how to use this semicolon rule, as a quick review, or for sending home for homework after the lesson has been taught. The sheet is highly appropriate for ELD, ELL, ESL students and was created by a teacher trained in SIOP strategies. You might also be interested in my product "Semicolons and Independent Practice". It is in the same format and provides students with practice using a semicolon between two independent clauses.
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