I designed this unit with review in mind because that's what I needed for my class. However, it can be used for any stage of learning. Included are three activities that can be done in workstations, intervention groups, cooperative learning, or whole-group activities that get your students moving around.
Step One: Comma Rules. I used the 17 rules in my students' grammar books as the basis of this unit. In this activity, I posted the comma rule cards (with rules, samples, and sentences to correct) around the room. Working in groups of two, students worked their way around the room to review each rule and write their own sample sentence. If your students are still learning them, then you can pick out a few of the rules to focus on and just use them.
Step Two: Task Cards. Use them however you would normally use task cards...but my students worked in small groups to complete. They also had to label each comma with a rule number.
Step Three: Rule Identification sentences. Students drew sentences out of a hat and determined which rule it represented.
Also included--a pretest and a post test plus all answer keys. Do all three in a row for review or spread out over time and add your own comma worksheets and instruction.