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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.
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.
Rules for Using Commas
In this comma usage worksheet, young scholars review when to use commas and then add commas, as needed, to twenty different sentences.
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.
Introduction to Using Commas
In this commas activity, students read how to use commas and then insert them into sentences. Students insert commas into 12 sentences.
Commas, Commas Everywhere
Students explore all the uses of commas by finding sentences using commas and describing how they are used by comparing the sentences to the rules for utilizing commas. They create a poster with five rules of commas and examples for each one illustrated. Each student also locates examples of commas within newspaper articles.
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.
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. Common errors, such as comma splices, are also covered.
Review nine common comma rules with page one of this two-page packet. Then, provide your class the second page for practice. A great resource waits for you here!
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.
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.
Here is a very good worksheet on how to properly use commas. There are excellent examples of the ways commas are used, and the task at the end has learners write 10 sentences which use at least one comma in each sentence.
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!
Cause for Commas
Second graders practice using commas in the greeting and closure of a letter, with dates and items in a series. They discuss the upcoming event or field trip that you (teacher) have planned. Students are explained that they need to write an informative letter to their parents about it. They define the punctuation mark known as the comma and demonstrate its many uses in a letter
The English House of Commas
This nicely-designed presentation does an excellent job of introducing the comma and its many uses. Each of the slides shows different ways in which the comma is used. Learners are given a chance to practice what they have learned in the final few slides. Very clear graphics and text appear throughout this fine PowerPoint.
Learning how to properly use the comma is an important writing skill. This activity, 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. Very good practice for emerging writers.
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.
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.
Commas: Conventional Usage
This four-page handout explains in detail when and why to use commas. Three extended sentences provide an opportunity for practice splitting long sentences into shorter ones. Multiple examples help to clarify correct usage.
Quotation Marks, Commas, And More
Correctly punctuating a character's dialogue can become a fun activity as students learn to use quotation marks, commas, and more.