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How to Use a Comma

In this lesson, students learn the three main uses of a comma as well as some additional uses. They also learn some of the most common errors writers make with commas. Students practice spotting and correcting errors. Includes a writing and editing challenge.

Vocabulary
  • punctuation
  • series
  • conjunction
  • essential
  • coordinate (adjective)
  • restrictive
  • tag question
  • independent clause
  • dependent clause
  • salutation
Grammar
  • independent and dependent clauses
  • comma splices
  • coordinating conjunctions
  • nonrestrictive and restrictive clauses
  • coordinate adjectives
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • writing practice
  • comprehension
  • error correction
  • peer editing
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • The 3 Main Uses for Commas: Overview(Reference)
  • The 3 Main Uses for Commas: Part A(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The 3 Main Uses for Commas: Part B(Reference)
  • Task 2(Multiple-Choice)
  • The 3 Main Uses for Commas: Part C(Reference)
  • Task 3(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Additional Uses for Commas(Reference)
  • Task 4(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Common Comma Errors(Reference)
  • Task 5(Multiple-Choice)
  • Editing Challenge(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)
  • Writing Challenge(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Extra Vocabulary Practice(Open-Ended Questions)