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Using Commas and Five Practice Exercises
In this using commas activity, 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 20 Views 143 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 instructional activity to reinforce what was presented.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 192 Downloads
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 instructional activity.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 66 Views 522 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 11th Language Arts 14 Views 66 Downloads
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 21 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
2nd Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads
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 107 Views 242 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 44 Views 165 Downloads
How to Use Commas in English Writing
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.
7 mins 1st - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 38 Views 177 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
5th - 9th Language Arts 75 Views 68 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 learning exercise 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 10 Views 294 Downloads