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Punctuate the Story: Learning to Sew
Punctuate the Story: Learning to Sew
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Learning to Sew
Gerry is learning how to sew, but she needs some punctuation in her story! Your kid will add life to Gerry's story by adding commas, periods, and quotations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Commas in a Sentence
More Commas in a Sentence
Worksheet
More Commas in a Sentence
Children learn how to identify and punctuate non-identifying clauses, then practice adding them to sentences
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Wolf and the Goat
Punctuation: The Wolf and the Goat
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Wolf and the Goat
This classic Aesop's fable is missing some punctuation! Can your child correct the mistakes? He'll have to add in the missing commas and periods.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Introductory Elements
Introductory Elements
Worksheet
Introductory Elements
No, introductory elements aren't hellos and how-do-you-dos--they're a little piece of a sentence that gets things started.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Give your child a fun way to practice his punctuation, with this Aesop's fables worksheet. He will have to add in the missing commas and periods.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tag Questions
Tag Questions
Worksheet
Tag Questions
Learn how to properly write and say tag questions with this fun excerpt from our upcoming punctuation workbook.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Introductory Phrases: A Way to Begin
Introductory Phrases: A Way to Begin
Worksheet
Introductory Phrases: A Way to Begin
An introductory phrase sets the stage for the main part of the sentence. Use this resource to teach your students how to identify introductory phrases and choose the best one to begin a sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
What's a non-identifying clause? It's just a part of a sentence that gives extra info. See where to put the commas with this punctuation worksheet!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Yes or No Answers
Yes or No Answers
Worksheet
Yes or No Answers
Aye, matey...this worksheet about how to properly write yes or no answers is a swashbuckling good time!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Say "Thank You!" to Postal Workers
Say "Thank You!" to Postal Workers
Activity
Say "Thank You!" to Postal Workers
Labor Day is the perfect time to celebrate our postal workers. Have your kid write a thank you note to your local post office to show his appreciation.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
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
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
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

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.