Here are some helpful suggestions for what to do with a run-on instead:
- Run-ons - Comma Splices - Fused Sentences from The Purdue Online Writing Lab
- How to use a semicolon: The most feared punctuation on earth, created by The Oatmeal
- Khan Academy’s Recognizing run-ons and comma splices
“SoonYou can read Lilian Moore’s biography and watch Renee LaTulippe and Lee Bennett Hopkins discuss her life and work in the Spotlight on NCTE Poets series at No Water River. (Scroll down to read the whole poem in the spread from Mural on Second Avenue.) While you’re there, be sure to check out the rest of the series!
there’s a comma of a moon...”
Just for fun, watch Victor Borge’s hilarious Phonetic Punctuation routine. And don’t forget to enter our Teaching Authors Book Giveaway to win a copy of Cheryl Klein’s The Magic Words. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends September 26.
I’m thrilled to be heading to Poetry Camp at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, where I’ll meet in person many poets I know only through poems and blog posts. And our own April will be there, too! Yippee!
Reading to the Core. Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken