The mysterious comma is arguably the trickiest form of punctuation, which is why assigned it it’s own unit in 5th grade. As students become more sophisticated writers they craft more complex sentences. They incorporate independent phrases and clauses, generate compound sentences, and utilize transition words to combine ideas - and the exercises in this unit will teach them how to use commas correctly in each scenario.
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It is a period of unrest for the Planet Zorb! In the beginning it was a peaceful place, but then…find out what happens next in this intergalactic star rumble! Young space explorers need to help the transition bugs complete the story by choosing the best transition words! Don’t forget to watch for correctly placed commas! This space-themed reading and writing game gets fifth graders interacting with a story by moving the plot forward with carefully selected transition words and phrases.