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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
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
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
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this February 2021 Days and Dates worksheet.
2nd 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
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
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
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
March 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
March 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this March 2021 Days and Dates worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuating Dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
Lesson Plan
Punctuating Dialogue
Your students will surely exclaim, "This is fun!" in response to this writing lesson. It covers topics that range from dialogue punctuation to sentence types, and will definitely help improve reading comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
January 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
January 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
January 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this January 2021 Day and Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Using Commas
Punctuate Me: Using Commas
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Using Commas
This veggie-themed worksheet helps refine learners' understanding of how and where to use commas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
More Punctuation and Capitalization
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
In this practice worksheet, children develop their punctuation skills as they correct five sentences and rewrite five more.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Comma Rules for Kids
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Children are introduced to five rules for adding commas to sentences, then then use what they have learned to add missing commas to sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Workbook
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Your budding writer will get his fill of periods, commas and quotation marks in this essential workbook, filled with opportunities to practice proper punctuation placement.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Conjunctions and Commas
Conjunctions and Commas
Worksheet
Conjunctions and Commas
Children practice using commas and conjunctions to join two sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creating Compound Sentences
Creating Compound Sentences
Worksheet
Creating Compound Sentences
Use this exercise to help your student create a compound sentence from two simple sentences, using a comma and a coordinating conjunction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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

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.