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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.
In this commas activity, students read how to use commas and then insert them into sentences. Students insert commas into 12 sentences.
In this comma usage worksheet, students review when to use commas and then add commas, as needed, to twenty different sentences.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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
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.
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.
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!
Four examples written on a whiteboard are reviewed in reference to comma use. Commas to link independent clauses, serial lists, two adjectives, and a dependent clause before an independent clause are all shown. The presenter walks away and four more examples show up on the board dealing with quotations, transitions, adjective clauses, and getting someone's attention.
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. 
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.
How well do your pupils know comma rules? Clear up confusion with this document, which includes an abundance of information about how and when to use commas as well as a practice exercise. Note: The answers are on the bottom of the page. White these out before making copies or only show the sentences to correct on the document camera so that pupils can respond before seeing the answers.
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! 
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. 
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. 
For this comma worksheet, students review the rules for comma usage and then complete three pages of exercises that help them learn the rules for comma usage.
In these punctuation worksheets, students review the rules for comma usage in series, in direct addresses, and introductory words. Students complete three pages of activities for commas.

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