Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Semicolons Separate Complete Sentences

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.
 
 

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
September 16, 2013
Semicolons Separate Complete Sentences

Semicolons are awesome; they add interest to writing and join two clauses of equal weight. Kids, however, get really confused about them, so teach your middle schoolers this semicolon rule: use a semicolon if what appears in front of it can be a sentence by itself, and if what appears behind it can be a sentence by itself. 

 
 

Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

Make this messy mixture for your own science experiments.
Make the last few weeks before school lets out a fun, fantastic time...
This reading checklist will ensure that car time is quality reading-...
Help your child learn something new, fun, and creative with this...
Winter is full of wild weather, and your kids will enjoy flexing their...
Your child will love this printable science project inspired by the...