Semicolon Lesson Plan

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

Jason has 20 years of education experience including 14 years of teaching college literature.

Semicolons can be tricky for developing writers; nevertheless, they're both important and useful. This lesson plan will help you teach the uses of semicolons through activities that use moving, talking, and writing.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain when to use a semicolon
  • demonstrate the correct use of semicolons in a variety of sentences
  • correct errors in semicolon usage

Length

30-45 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.2.A

Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.

Materials

  • Word cards (sample sentences broken up so that each word is printed in large letters on a 4 x 6 or larger card)
  • Semicolon card (single large semicolon printed on a full sheet of paper)
  • Tape
  • Blank paper
  • Markers
  • Cape (optional)

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