This PowerPoint slideshow will help your students use commas and periods in sentences. All errors are fully explained: using a comma to separate a quote from the text of a sentence, separating items in a series, setting off introductory words (“Yes” and direct address), and separating explanatory clauses in the middle of a sentence; using a period for an abbreviation (Mr., Dr., a.m., Rd. and Ave.) and to end a sentence.
Each sentence is based on a funny .gif image and the entire slideshow is fully animated (just click on the arrow to advance to the next slide). This lesson is perfect for whole-class instruction, and you can place it on student-computers for independent review. Two quizzes wrap up this lesson at the end (students replace the missing commas and periods in a paragraph).
Take a look at the Preview to see some of the slides in this slideshow.
If you would like more slideshows about Finding Errors, here are the others in this series:
Commas & Periods
Nouns & Pronouns
Questions & Exclamations
Quotations & Direct Speech