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Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions
Teach your kids about FANBOYS! Coordinating conjunctions, or FANBOYS, join two independent clauses to make a compound sentence, but don't forget the comma! Review this popular comma rule, and give your learners this short worksheet. An answer sheet is also provided.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 94 Views 540 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Most Common Comma Omissions
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse during the presentation.
5th - 9th Language Arts 12 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Could your language arts class use some practice with commas? Use these pages to work on separating adjectives with commas, setting off introductory words, and appositives. The worksheets prompt kids to copy the sentences onto another piece of paper, but you could easily integrate the activity into your Daily Oral Language.
6th - 8th Language Arts 124 Views 258 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!
Take a close look at both the definitions and uses of commas, colons, and semicolons. Commas set off clear parts of sentences, colons come before an explanation, and semicolons join two complete thoughts. Review these types of punctuation with your learners.
9th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 178 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas, Semicolons, and Colons Using Famous Quotes
Ten famous quotes are written on these slides, at first without punctuation. After giving learners a chance to punctuate the quotes, the correct punctuation is shown. Use memorable words to develop long-term grasp of how to use commas, semicolons, and colons.
7th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Commas and Five Practice Exercises
For this using commas worksheet, students read about the proper use of commas. They also read about overuse and misuse of commas in their writing. They link to five practice exercise that are listed at the bottom of the page.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 24 Views 145 Downloads
Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The learning exercise is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation.
6th - 10th Language Arts 39 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning how to properly use the comma is an important writing skill. This worksheet, designed for first graders, gives them some coaching on the subject along with opportunities to practice. There are five sentences which must be written with the commas in their proper place.
1st Language Arts 19 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Commas in a Series; Making an Advertisement!
Language arts learners practice using commas in a series while designing their own advertisement! This creative assignment calls for learners to create their own visual advertisement describing a product of their choice. Their poster must use a series of commas at least twice.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 34 Views 138 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas 101: The Basics
Clear up common questions about commas with this handy resource! Useful as a reference page as well as a grammar activity, it presents six different rules for comma usage, including fanboys, lists, and parenthetical words and phrases. A great way to reinforce basic grammar rules in a writing unit!
7th - 9th Language Arts 60 Views 177 Downloads
Comma Lesson Plan
In this simple language arts exercise, young grammarians study how to use commas in the appropriate places in sentences. Not only do they see when to use commas, they also must state the grammatical rule they are employing. A simple whole-class game is played at the end of lesson to reinforce what was presented.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 46 Views 203 Downloads
Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?
Designed originally for higher education, this PowerPoint could also be used to introduce your high schoolers to the semicolon, colon, and comma splice. The texts do not contain pictures or graphics; instead, they present information in an organized, bullet-point template.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads
This is a great worksheet to introduce your learners to comma usage. First, talk them through the short list of comma rules being addressed. After reading about the most basic comma rules (items in a series, direct address, introductory phrases, and dates/addresses), have them practice their punctuation skills in the exercises that follow.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 23 Views 304 Downloads
Using Commas Correctly
Commas can be complicated. Help learners achieve a greater understanding of comma usage with this handout, which includes two different comma activities. Following given directions, young writers punctuate provided sentences and combine groups of sentences.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 109 Downloads
Commas in Series and in Direct Address
Commas can be all sorts of trouble! Introduce your emerging grammarians to the two simplest comma rules: items in a series and direct address. There are three exercises that hone specific skills, and then there is a cumulative exercise.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 61 Views 518 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Commas Until You Cry!
Various parts of speech are defined along with humorous examples spoken by a hungry crocodile in a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation. Slides seventeen and onward cover comma usage tips. Some sentence examples are obscured by other writing, but most provide great grammar practice for your class.
7th - 11th Language Arts 17 Views 173 Downloads