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Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Exercise
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Teach your third graders how to write about a sequence of events with these exercises that have them use key words to describe the passage of time.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our independent study activities features 5 days of reading, writing and math for third graders.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook
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
November 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
November 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
November 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this November 2021 Days and Dates Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Game
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
In this game, kids will interact with a story by moving the plot forward with carefully selected words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sentences 2
Sentences 2
Guided Lesson
Sentences 2
Third grade writers will be tasked with writing longer and more complicated sentences. This guided lesson in understanding, constructing and punctuating sentences can support kids as they learn to build bigger and better sentences in their writing. Grammar instruction and practical examples were written by our curriculum experts, complete with a list of recommended building sentence worksheets for third graders.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Punctuation and Capitalization
Punctuation and Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuation and Capitalization
Assess your student's understanding of grammar with this punctuation and capitalization activity. Students will rewrite sentences that are missing capitalization, quotation marks, and punctuation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Galore
Grammar Galore
Workbook
Grammar Galore
Get your fifth grader clued into advanced grammar. She'll get to edit a few improper sentences, work on different parts of speech, and practice using correct punctuation marks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of this independent study packet for third graders brings on new challenges in various subjects.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
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
Bigfoot: Punctuate the Story
Bigfoot: Punctuate the Story
Worksheet
Bigfoot: Punctuate the Story
Put proper punctuation into practice with this Bigfoot read-along worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Designed by teachers, this independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, social studies and science activities for fourth graders.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Kids complete a story to help Paskiri save the world by choosing the correct transition words to finish off sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
Game
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
In this quiz, young readers will practice using commas with transition words and phrases.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Help your third grader hone her punctuation skills with this worksheet that explains how to use commas in dates and addresses.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Text 3
Informational Text 3
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 3
Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet features five more days of diverse learning activities designed to prepare students for their fourth grade year.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Letter Writing 1
Letter Writing 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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
Transition Words Star Rumble
Transition Words Star Rumble
Game
Transition Words Star Rumble
Kids help complete a fun story about another galaxy by filling in the correct transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly Letters Put Together
Lesson Plan
Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly letters are under construction! In this lesson, students will learn the unique parts of a friendly letter as they practice the art of writing their own friendly letters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Prepare learners for their fifth grade debut with Week 2 of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet, complete with five more days of engaging activities that will review key skills and concepts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Commas

Does your sentence need to take a break? Let a comma help. Commas being signals for pauses in sentences is a common misconception -- that isn’t all they do. The little comma has a lot of uses: it can break up lists of items, connect clauses, and make way for quotations. Learn how to use this versatile piece of punctuation with our worksheets and more on comma usage.
Punctuation is a skill that can sometimes escape even the most experienced writer. While punctuation at the end of a sentence can be pretty straightforward, putting punctuation in a sentence can be more complex. One punctuation device that is commonly misused is the comma.

At its simplest, a comma is used to break a sentence into logical and more manageable segments. Here are a few of the rules for using commas:
  1. Use commas whenever independent clauses are joined to form a compound clause with a coordinating conjunction.
  2. When the main clause is preceded by any introductory element (clauses, phrases, or words) a comma should separate them.
  3. Whenever a clause, phrase, or word is unnecessary to the main clause, it should be preceded by and followed by a comma.
  4. When listing a series of three or more clauses, phrases, or words, use a comma to separate them. Keep in mind, the conjunction that is between the final two elements in the series should be preceded by a comma.
  5. Commas should be used to separate two or more coordinate adjectives when they describe the same noun.
  6. When using dialogue, the quotation and the main clause should be separated by a comma.
  7. As with most rules associated with writing and grammar, there are times when, contextually, the above rules can be broken. Working with your students using the resources provided by Education.com above may help them, not only know when and how to use commas, but also when it’s optional or even discouraged.