This bundle is built to help improve students’ reading comprehension by showing how commas are signals within sentences, increase students’ capability to edit papers for comma usage by adding commas within paragraphs, and write their own sentences that use commas. It is also a great introduction for students trying to understand the power standards associated with comma usage on the English portion of the ACT.
This 47 page bundle includes:
Comma Rule Booklet: This booklet walks students through 8 different comma rules, including coordinating conjunctions, listing, and independent and dependent clauses. By printing on two sides and folding in half, this can function as a useful resource for any essay revisions as well as preparation for the English section of the ACT.
Initial Practice Worksheets: Double sided worksheets are included for Comma Rules 1 & 4, Comma Rules 6 & 7, Comma Rules 2 & 3, Comma Rule 5, and Comma Rule 8. These five practice pieces should be used along with the Comma Rule Booklet to get a general understanding of when commas are used. These worksheets build off of one another, so the Comma Rule 6 & 7 sheet also includes Comma Rules 1 & 4, etc. By the Comma Rule 8 worksheet, students are expected to be able to identify and use all 8 commas in a passage.
Extra Practice Worksheets: These half page worksheets help students review the commas from that particular section and those sections before it.
Assessments: These half page double sided assessments use the same format as the extra practice worksheets to make sure students are assessed on their understanding of the commas included in that section. They also save paper for easy copying.
Answer Keys: Answer keys are included after each page for easy scoring.
The zip folder has files as both a PDF for quick printing as well as a Word Doc in case you would like to include your name or the names of your students within the sentences.
NOTE: I use the Oxford comma in my examples and in the answer keys.