This 10-question comma quiz targets the 16-19 ACT and CCR grammar standards for commas. This quiz assesses student knowledge of commas used in places, dates, and with titles for people.
The quiz is written in ACT-format with a text relating to The Merchant of Venice. I found this to be the best way to test grammar: use a text related to our class reading so that students are engaged in the text while they are also learning more about the class readings. However, the very next year, English 9 was supposed to be out of 16-19 range, so it would take a lot of work to continue to update the texts. Once you see how it's done, you can certainly create your own with a Wikipedia article about whatever you're reading or discussing in class. Better yet, tie science and social studies together with English in order to create ACT-like reading and grammar practice related to student learning in all core classes.
Or, spend a buck and buy this quiz to skip the hour or so it will take to create it yourself. If you are a department chair, buy up as many of these as you can, since it provides a benchmark for students and teachers that can be attained. The best part is that, since it's tied into a score range, students know that if they ace all grammar quizzes in the 16-19 range, they are proficient to at least score that on the actual ACT, but it also allows students and teachers to determine deficiencies quickly, and in a way that can be addressed.
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