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Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Commas, Semicolons, and Colons Using Famous Quotes

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Ten famous quotes are written on these slides, at first without punctuation. After giving learners a chance to punctuate the quotes, the correct punctuation is shown. Use memorable words to develop long-term grasp of how to use commas,...
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Commas Until You Cry!

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Various parts of speech are defined along with humorous examples spoken by a hungry crocodile in a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation. Slides seventeen and onward cover comma usage tips. Some sentence examples are obscured by other...
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Commas vs Semicolons

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers arrange sentences to create correct punctuation use with commas and semicolons. Using FANBOYS, they define and recognize subordinate (dependent) vs. independent clauses, and other necessary parts of a sentence. They...
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How we use Commas for Clauses!

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Commas can be tricky to use and can also greatly affect sentence meanings. Use this wonderful PowerPoint to remind your class when it is appropriate to use a comma. The last slide includes sentence samples for practice.
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For Students 3rd - 4th
This is a great instructional activity 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,...
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Using Commas

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Even editors misuse commas from time to time. Why not use this worksheet to reinforce proper comma usage? A few comma rules are highlighted: items in a series, direct address, quotations, and FANBOYS (commas that occur before the words...
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Using Commas

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Second graders add commas in a friendly letter between the city and country, between the day and year, after the greeting, and after the closing. They write four answers.
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Commas 101: The Basics

For Students 7th - 9th
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...
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For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Commas are a great way to vary your sentences! Middle schoolers insert commas into a paragraph to separate items in a series and to indicate an introductory word. For extra practice, use these sentences in your Daily Oral Language...
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Comma Rules

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Keep those commas in line by applying the rules! Pupils can use the first page here as a reference (it includes thirteen comma rules and examples for each) as they work through the two exercises provided for practicing proper punctuation.
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every time you pause while reading, you should insert a comma, right? Not necessarily. Using a comma to indicate a pause is just one of the myths addressed in a handout related to the pesky punctuation mark. After reviewing common...
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Using Commas, ESL

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Put those comma skills to the test with a straightforward practice exercise. Learners rewrite 10 sentences to include the missing commas.
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Commas vs. Semicolons Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use correct punctuation when writing. After defining the use of commas and semicolons, they discuss how punctuation can help eliminate confusion. They listen to a letter, first with correct punctuation, and then without...
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Commas in a Series

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Help your language arts classes practice their punctuation skills with this activity. They add commas where needed in eight sentences that contain unpunctuated series. To finish, they write two original sentences that include a series of...
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For Students 1st - 2nd
First graders read a short friendly letter and circle all the commas. They read another letter and insert commas where they are needed. Each students shares their work with a peer to see if they agree on the comma placement.
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8 Comma Rules

For Students 5th - 6th
In this comma rules worksheet, students read 30 sentences and add commas where needed. Detailed rules for the use of commas are on the page to help.
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From the Comma Sutra: Commas in the Real World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From clever puns to "Let's eat Grandma," this presentation is full of enjoyable and memorable strategies for correct comma usage. Use the slide show throughout your grammar unit, splitting it up into appropriate parts, or bring in the...
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Using Commas in Sentences

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Young editors can practice comma usage with a discrete skill learning exercise. At the top of the page, rules are summarized and examples are provided. Learners then rewrite five unpunctuated sentences and include commas as needed. In...
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Commas Within Sentences

For Students 3rd - 10th
A quick comma review instructional activity summarizes four primary rules of comma usage in sentences. Then your young editors enforce the rules by rewriting eight sentences with comma errors corrected. Graphic design is clean and...
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For Students 5th - 9th Standards
After a review of comma rules, young grammarians correct 16 sentences by inserting commas where they are necessary. An answer key is provided.
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Commas With Dates and Geographic Units

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read and edit fifteen sentences by adding commas in the correct places. The focus of the mini-lesson is using commas with dates and geographic units.
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Grammar: Commas

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Here is a good grammar practice worksheet. Learners read two letters and then place commas in the text of the letters where they are needed. Good, solid practice for young writers!
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Using Commas: Interactive Practice

For Students 5th - 9th
Learners read an overview of comma usage rules and then take an online interactive quiz. First they answer 10 multiple choice questions in which they identify the sentence with incorrect usage. On the next page, they retype a given...

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