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Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Game
Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Practice using commas in a series with this grammar quiz. Can you find the sentence with correctly placed commas?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Worksheet
Proper Punctuation: Paragraph Rewrite
Your child will get great handwriting practice as he rewrites the paragraphs on this page, adding in proper punctuation and capitalization when needed.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Sense
Grammar Sense
Workbook
Grammar Sense
These worksheets will help your student become a better editor and practice correcting grammar. With a challenge for every level of fourth grade, this workbook has something for everyone.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Commas in a Series
Commas in a Series
Exercise
Commas in a Series
Using commas correctly in a list is important for your students' reading, writing, and communication skills. Help them solidify this skill with these comprehensive exercises.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Editor in Chief
Editor in Chief
Workbook
Editor in Chief
Things are jumbled up at the newspaper! Your child has the know-how with the help of this workbook to set things right. Review grammar rules and practice composition through reading passages.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
Using commas correctly is a tricky skill to learn. Give your child the extra practice she needs with this punctuation worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Comma Rules for Kids
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Breakdown basic comma rules for kids using this worksheet that lists five common rules for that tricky punctuation mark!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Commas in a List
Using Commas in a List
Worksheet
Using Commas in a List
Help your child build his grammar skills with a punctuation worksheet, where he'll practice using commas in a list.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commas in Lists
Commas in Lists
Worksheet
Commas in Lists
Join the Oxford comma debate, and practice using commas in lists, with this worksheet about comma usage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation Nation: Practicing Commas
Punctuation Nation: Practicing Commas
Worksheet
Punctuation Nation: Practicing Commas
Hunting for a worksheet that can help your kid with punctuation? This printable is great for young writers looking for practice with commas.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Worksheet
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Earth Day is a time to raise awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this Earth Day themed grammar resource with your students to practice editing sentences with a focus on punctuation.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Using Commas
Practice Using Commas
Worksheet
Practice Using Commas
Halloween is here! Inspire your child to practice using commas accurately with a punctuation worksheet that has a spooky twist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Commas
Adding Commas
Worksheet
Adding Commas
Get into grammar Halloween-style with a creepy comma worksheet! Your student will add missing commas to the sentences, making the writing easier to follow.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Punctuation
Adding Punctuation
Worksheet
Adding Punctuation
Practice punctuation the fun way this Halloween! With this ghoulish grammar sheet your child will have to add missing punctuation marks to this witch's potion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commas and Lists
Commas and Lists
Worksheet
Commas and Lists
Here's your child's chance to practice commas in lists and sentences. This colorful worksheet is part of a set that keeps punctuation practice fun!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate with Pasta!
Punctuate with Pasta!
Activity
Punctuate with Pasta!
Here's a fun activity that will help your child become familiar with both punctuation marks...by using pasta shapes!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Serial Commas: The Misspellbook Story
Serial Commas: The Misspellbook Story
Story
Serial Commas: The Misspellbook Story
Kids practice identifying correctly used commas in a series within the context of this silly wizard story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
Activity
Ice Cream Treat: Correct Punctuation
Talk about ice cream while helping your 4th grader work on crucial punctuation skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Commas in a Series

It’s important to learn how to properly put commas in a series of items. Why? Commas can help clarify sentences and make them easier to read, and are especially helpful in lists. For example: “I love cooking cartoons and comics” doesn’t make sense, but “I love cooking, cartoons, and comics,” does. Still confused? Don’t worry, we’ve got worksheets, activities and more to help make understanding commas in a series easier.
When students learn to write, they can begin to convey their thoughts on paper. There is a difference, though, in simply conveying one’s thoughts, and writing in an eloquent manner. While the following sentence is grammatically correct, it appears wrong at first glance:

“My favorite foods are pizza and donuts, and hamburgers and ice cream.”
Listing the items in the series separated by multiple uses of the word “and” has a feeling of redundancy. It would read better to separate the members of the series with commas:
“My favorite foods are pizza, donuts, hamburgers, and ice cream.”
When using commas in a series, make sure your students know to use the conjunction word (“and” or “or”) before the last element of the list. Without this, the reader will not know if the list is inclusive or mutually exclusive. The conjunction must also be preceded with a comma. Otherwise, the reader won’t understand if the last item is in conjunction with the previous item. In the sentence above, without the final comma, the reader may be saying the hamburgers and ice cream together are their favorite food.
Series that use commas don’t have to be a list of items. Commas can also be used to separate phrases in a sequential listing of events. Your students can use commas to join together simple clauses to make a complex sentence. Making use of the resources provided by Education.com may help your students understand how to use the comma to enhance their writings.