Comma Scoot for Middle Grades: Reviewing & Practicing Commas [5th Grade CCSS]

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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It seems that properly placing commas is a lost art! My 5th graders struggle to remember to add this important punctuation mark. To review and practice commas, we SCOOT! I laminate the included cards and tape one card to each desk. Then, students travel from desk to desk carrying only a pencil and their recording log. Students have 30-45 seconds at each card. When the bell rings, they move on to the next card.

A fast-paced and fun game, my kiddos love SCOOT! It’s a win-win because we cover a ton of Common Core material in a single class period.

Included in this pack:
*Notes for the Teacher
*32 Individual Task Cards
*Student Recording Log
*Answer Key

This pack includes 32 different comma task cards, a recording sheet for students, and an answer key.
This scoot reviews and practices commas used to
*separate items in a series
*separate an introductory element
*set off the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’
*set off a tag question
*indicate a direct address
*to mark direct speech
*mark a compound sentence

Hit the ‘Preview’ button to learn more about this pack! If you have any questions or specific requests, please let me know via the Q&A Section on TPT or by email at

Happy teaching,
The Brown-Bag Teacher
Total Pages
14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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