Teach students to use commas through a simple and engaging card game. In this set, students will review the use of commas when they are writing a list of items as well as when they write with an introductory dependent clause.
Students match cards which use commas for the same reason until they run out of cards. The first player to run out of cards becomes the Comma Commander! Other players may thwart each other through the use of strategy cards.
In my classroom, I use Flocabulary, so this set of cards uses the vocabulary words from Unit 1 and 2 of the green level. (Flocabulary recommends these lists for 6th graders, but I use them with my 9th graders).
As you progress through the year, subsequent sets of Comma Commander will review additional reasons for using commas.