I teach my students to use comma rules as writing tools that improve writing. With this activity, students will write a creative short story that includes many important comma rules.
This activity includes a directions page, a grading rubric, and an example response.
Use this activity for individual assessment or a group activity. Challenge your gifted students to use a specific genre or time period. Add other skills or grammar rules that you are using in your class room. I left it editable, so you can add or delete to make it work for you.
comma rules listed on rubric:
introductory prepositional phrase
noun of direct address
non-essential adjective clause