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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
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet explores topics in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science for a well-rounded review of third grade curriculum.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Letter Writing 2
Letter Writing 2
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 2
Letter writing is a very engaging and authentic way to learn formatting, punctuation and grammar. The activities in this unit should be learned in tandem with actual letter writing to aunts, uncles or other special far-away people. That way, students can learn and practice the letter writing skills and then apply them in their own letters. It would be especially rich to include their thoughts about books they are reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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
Grammar 3
Grammar 3
Guided Lesson
Grammar 3
As students become more sophisticated writers, they begin to understand that words have different “jobs” in a sentence. These jobs can be thought of as parts of speech. In this word study unit, students will learn about the work that transition words, prepositions, verbs, adverbs and adjectives do. Students will also explore how certain kinds of words work together, like verbs and adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Lesson Plan
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Improve your students' sentence variation with this lesson that teaches them how to use conjunctions to improve the flow of their writing.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
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
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
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
Compound Your Sentences
Compound Your Sentences
Worksheet
Compound Your Sentences
This small-group exercise makes crafting compound sentences fun!
5th 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
Using Commas in a List
Using Commas in a List
Worksheet
Using Commas in a List
Help your child build their grammar skills with a punctuation worksheet, where they'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
Letter Writing 3
Letter Writing 3
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 3
In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Commas With Nonrestrictive Elements
Commas With Nonrestrictive Elements
Worksheet
Commas With Nonrestrictive Elements
Identify restrictive and nonrestrictive elements and add commas as needed in this essential grammar worksheet!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Lesson Plan
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Sentences 3
Sentences 3
Guided Lesson
Sentences 3
Sentences are the building blocks of paragraphs. A sentence is a complete thought that can stand alone and in this unit students will learn what comprises a complete sentence and how to identify a fragment, or incomplete sentence. They will explore different kinds of sentences and how to punctuate them. And, to sharpen their craft, students will learn how to spice up their own writing by adding sentence pattern variety.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Tracking Transitions
Tracking Transitions
Worksheet
Tracking Transitions
This worksheet asks students to find the transition words and to use them in their own sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Construct a Friendly Letter
Construct a Friendly Letter
Worksheet
Construct a Friendly Letter
With this worksheet, friendly letters will be under construction!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Precise Punctuation
Precise Punctuation
Workbook
Precise Punctuation
Two kids and a mad scientist go on a grammar adventure in this punctuation workbook! Learn comma placement, writing titles, and sentence structure as this time-traveling trio hops across decades.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children to enter fifth grade with confidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Comma Usage
Comma Usage
Guided Lesson
Comma Usage
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Proofreading for Punctuation
Proofreading for Punctuation
Worksheet
Proofreading for Punctuation
Put your learner's punctuation skills to the test and challenge them to correct the story by adding all of the missing punctuation marks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.