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Comma Before Closer 2
Comma Before Closer 2
Exercise
Comma Before Closer 2
Have your fifth graders master their written phrasing with these exercises that ask them to identify punctuation placement and closer phrases.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
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
Commas in Addresses 2
Commas in Addresses 2
Exercise
Commas in Addresses 2
Include proper address form in your unit on letter writing to help your fifth graders learn how to be clear as they describe various locations for use personally and professionally.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Reading Response Letter Format
Reading Response Letter Format
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Format
Use this activity to teach students the structure and content of a reading response letter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Friends: Punctuate the Story
Animal Friends: Punctuate the Story
Worksheet
Animal Friends: Punctuate the Story
Put proper punctuation into practice with this Animal Friends read-along story.
2nd 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
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Worksheet
Earth Day Sentence Editing
Earth Day is a time to raise awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this Earth Day themed grammar resource with your students to practice editing sentences with a focus on punctuation.
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
Punctuate the Story: Josie's Garden
Punctuate the Story: Josie's Garden
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Josie's Garden
Young editors will read "Josie's Garden" and add commas, periods, and quotation marks. Practice with punctuation perfectly in this punctuation worksheet.
2nd 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
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Checklist
After students have learned about reading response letters they can use this checklist to polish their own letter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Put proper punctuation into practice with these read-along stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Splicing
Comma Splicing
Worksheet
Comma Splicing
What is a comma splice, and how do you fix it? Find out with this grammar worksheet, all about commas and conjunctions!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: The Lost Kitten
Punctuate the Story: The Lost Kitten
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: The Lost Kitten
Practice proper punctuation with this read-along worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Building Fluency with Punctuation.
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
Bumble Bee: Punctuate the Story
Bumble Bee: Punctuate the Story
Worksheet
Bumble Bee: Punctuate the Story
Put proper punctuation into practice with this Bumble Bee read-along worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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.