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Most Common Comma Omissions

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
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...
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great...
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Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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"The Mission"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read the short story "The Mission" by Ben Miller and use this teacher's guide to focus on point of view and plot. Before you begin the reading, encourage a connection between your class and the text with the pre-reading worksheet...
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CTBS Mechanics Practice #1

For Students 6th - 7th
Use this CTBS mechanics instructional activity to reinforce the correct use of commas, punctuation, italics, letter writing, and capitalization. Middle schoolers are given information on each of these areas and then answer a total of...
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Summer Bridge Activities

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Youngsters start by writing a story about going to outer space. They then solve math word problems, match words to their correct meaning by using a dictionary, solve multiplication and division problems, and add the correct prefixes and...
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Interjected Emotions!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Emergent authors complete sentences they hear during a read aloud of David Shannon's book No, David!. They examine the text, noting the location and purpose of punctuation marks, especially in dialogue. They then create dialogue prior to...
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Checking Grammar: Accuracy

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get young writers in the practice of editing their work using this punctuation and grammar worksheet. They first read eight sentences with grammar issues, rewriting or checking off as correct. The sentence errors involve subject-verb...
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Pasta Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Elementary schoolers practice proper punctuation. They use a variety of macaroni shapes to punctuate sentences appropriately. For example, everyone uses small macaroni for commas.
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Sincerely Yours

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners write a friendly letter. They write a friendly letter to author, Cynthia Rylant, after reading a number of her books, and watch a presentation by the teacher that describes how to write the letter. They word process their...
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Comma Practice Worksheet 3

For Students 6th - 9th
Are you teaching the comma rules in your classroom? This resource packet covers several comma rules, gives examples of each, and provides short practice opportunities for your learners. Answers are not included. 
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Commas Worksheet (Coordinate Adjectives L.7.2a Part 1)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Haven't seen enough commas lately? Make it clear to your learners that commas should be used between coordinate adjectives. They can practice their new knowledge with this worksheet, which is made up of eight sentences to examine and...
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The Compound Sentence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive...
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Comma and Semicolon: Test Yourself

For Students 7th - 10th
A pair of complex sentences, drawn from a New York Times article about a police writing class, are punctuated differently with commas and semicolons. There's only one question, but it's a good one to press your grammarians to increase...
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Semicolons and Commas Review

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young grammarians review the proper usage of colons and semicolons in writing. Given a list of sentences, they determine which are direct characterizations and which are indirect characterizations. They also decide where the punctuation...
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Sentences In Motion

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore the elements needed to make up a sentence (the sentence itself, the period, the comma, the question mark, and the exclamation point), with this language arts lesson. A loco-motor activity is embedded in the teaching of the...
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Shared Reading and Writing Gregory Cool

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Shared reading is a great way to engage in guided critical thinking and analysis. Using the book Gregory Cool, your class participates in week-long shared reading and writing activities. Comparison activities, word work, and story...
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Comma Practice Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Focus on two comma rules: items in a series and FANBOYS (combining two complete sentences with a conjunction and a comma). After reviewing these two rules at the top of the page, budding grammarians correct the 10 sentences below. 
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Using Commas Correctly

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Conventions - Punctuation Research

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Study unusual punctuation marks in this punctuation lesson. Young grammarians work in small groups to research one of the unusual punctuation marks (semi-colon, colon, dash, comma, ellipses, or quotation marks) and discuss how the mark...
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ESL Grammar - Comma Splice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners fix comma splices. In this ESL lesson, students recognize comma splices and find ways to fix them.  They complete a worksheet finding comma splices and correct sentences. 
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Sentence Editing

For Students 5th
In this sentence editing practice worksheet, 5th graders edit 8 sentences. Students must insert commas and semi-colons in the appropriate places.
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For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss interjections reviewing them to be words or phrases that express excitement or strong emotion. In this language arts instructional activity, 5th graders understand that commas or exclamation marks are used to...
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Run-ons, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 6th - 12th
For this sentence writing worksheet, learners are given pairs of sentences with directions to form one new sentence using commas, semicolons and/or conjunctions. Students can self check or trade and grade using the answer key provided.