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Using Commas to Separate an Interrupter
Using Commas to Separate an Interrupter
Exercise
Using Commas to Separate an Interrupter
Have your fifth grader learn when a clause is an interrupter with this fun and interactive activity that tests them on their knowledge of clauses rather than that of punctuation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
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
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
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this November 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuating Your Letter
Punctuating Your Letter
Worksheet
Punctuating Your Letter
Challenge students to find and edit specific punctuation errors! This letter-editing exercise is good practice for students learning to write both formal letters — like persuasive or business correspondence — and friendly, informal letters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Who Said It?
Who Said It?
Lesson Plan
Who Said It?
Students will have a blast creating their own cartoons and comics. This lesson provides an engaging method to help students demonstrate the use of quotation marks when writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Commas for Kids
Commas for Kids
Worksheet
Commas for Kids
Using commas for kids, and adults, can be a tricky thing. This worksheet puts practice together with a mix of different sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Template
Letter Template
Worksheet
Letter Template
Help your students write letters to a pen pal, faraway relative, and others! This letter template gives students practice writing formal letters — like persuasive or business correspondence — and friendly, informal letters.
4th 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
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this August 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Exercise
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Merging short sentences into fluid phrases is key in essay and report writing. Help your third grader master this skill early on with these exercises.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Letter Greetings and Closings
Letter Greetings and Closings
Exercise
Letter Greetings and Closings
Written communication skills are essential for success in professional settings in today's world. Help your students get ahead with these exercises that challenge them to test their knowledge and provide them with helpful hints!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
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
Introductory Clause, Phrase or Word?
Introductory Clause, Phrase or Word?
Worksheet
Introductory Clause, Phrase or Word?
Whether a sentence leads with an introductory phrase or word, a comma comes after it. Expand your kid's understanding of commas with our punctuation worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Students will look over a sample reading response letter and identify important elements in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Predictions with Text Evidence
Making Predictions with Text Evidence
Worksheet
Making Predictions with Text Evidence
This exercise will give your students practice reading a text, making a prediction, and citing text evidence to support it. They will use introductory phrases as they complete sentence frames to create strong evidence-based sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Compound Sentences
Give your third grader extra comma practice with this worksheet that asks her to combine two sentences into one using a comma.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
March 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
March 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
March 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this March 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 3
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 3
Exercise
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 3
Take your fifth graders' story telling abilities to the next level with these exercises that have them put their knowledge of transition words to the test.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Worksheet
Punctuation Practice: Adding Punctuation
Help Henry the Hiker add punctuation to his journal entry! Read through the entry and add the correct punctuation marks where needed.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
September 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
September 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
September 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this September 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Mixed Review Writing Assessment
Mixed Review Writing Assessment
Worksheet
Mixed Review Writing Assessment
In this mid-year assessment, students will apply their writing knowledge to a broad set of problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: The Pink Rabbit
Punctuate the Story: The Pink Rabbit
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: The Pink Rabbit
This pink rabbit needs some punctuation! Kids will add pauses, quotes, and exclamations by adding the proper punctuation to this story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
February 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
February 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
February 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this February 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
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.