Use this reference guide with sports-themed example sentences to review rules for comma usage with middle and high school ELA students.
Students can store the flip book in their binders or glue it directly into an interactive notebook.
Comma Rules include:
- titles after names
- coordinate adjectives
- adverbs (transitional adverbs and "too")
- direct address
- introductory phrases
- compound sentences
- dependent clauses
- nonessential phrases and clauses
- to prevent confusion
- do not use a comma...
To make this an interactive review, have students write their own example sentences for each comma rule. My students write two sentences for each rule onto the back of the previous page so that they're visible each time they reference that rule.
Assembly is easy! Cut the pages out, stack them using the numbers in the upper right margin, and staple together.
Working through this flip book and writing original example sentences for each rule will take about 90 minutes, but I've found that it is more effective to break this up into smaller mini-lessons over several days.
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