Commas

138 filtered results
138 filtered results
Commas
Sort by
Comma Before Closer 1
Comma Before Closer 1
Exercise
Comma Before Closer 1
Teach your students the difference between closers and multi-clause sentences with these exercises that have them practice their placement of punctuation marks in both cases.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Practice with Commas
Practice with Commas
Worksheet
Practice with Commas
In this summer story, your student will need to add a comma to sentences when necessary. This worksheet is a grammar review on the three uses for commas.
4th 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
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
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Exercise
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Help inject personality into your students' written work with this exercise that helps them understand introductory phrases and how to incorporate them into their own writing correctly.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Direct Address
Direct Address
Worksheet
Direct Address
Practice writing and saying direct address questions with this page from our upcoming punctuation workbook.
5th 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
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
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
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
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

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.