Comma Usage

Sometimes it feels like young writers just place commas as they please! Ensure that your pupils uses these important punctuation marks properly by requiring them to study the information here and complete the grammar exercise. Individuals will get a grasp of how conjunctions, introductory elements, and appositives come into comma usage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Separate the two pieces (the reference page and the exercise) so that learners can keep the reference page with them as they work on this and other comma work
  • Have students work with partners and grade each others work using the solutions and information on the reference page
Classroom Considerations

  • The sentences in the exercise don't really have anything to do with one another and are a bit out of context
  • While the exercise could be used for a wide range of grades, the first page, which is full of explanation, is aimed at older grades
Pros

  • Includes solutions with explanations
  • Provides plenty of examples of situations in which writers need to use commas
Cons

  • None