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Comma Relay~ Print the free game sheets and cut them apart. Divide students in groups of 3-4 and line them up. Supply each group with a large laminated comma or a baton. For each group, place on a chair a set distance away a clipboard holding a copy of a game sheet and a pencil. To play, students take turns running to the chair. correcting a sentence, and then passing the comma to the next player on his team. At end of game award teams a point for each correctly punctuated sentence.

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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...

Teaching Character Traits in Reading

Teaching about character traits in reading can be challenging but fun! One of the hardest parts for kids, is that in most pieces of literature, the character traits are somewhat abstract. The author doesn't directly tell the reader what the character is like, which forces kids to have to learn...