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- If you're looking for a better way to model and teach your fifth graders revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. Updated for 2020: I've included Google Slides$24.99$33.46Save $8.47
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying commas and other punctuation. With these pages, students learn how to use punctuation in the context of their own writing. So if you want your students to correctly use commas and other punctuation, these worksheets will help you improve the quality of their writing! Updated for 2020: I have included a Google Slides version of the worksheets that is perfect for distance learning. Blue text boxes indicate where students can type their answers.
These pages cover fifth grade Common Core State Standards for:
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.* This includes commas to separate nouns, verbs, present participles, infinitives, subordinate clauses, and the use of semicolons to separate larger phrases.
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
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 underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
The topics for each worksheet include:
✅ Use of commas to separate nouns in a series
✅ Use of commas to separate verbs in a series
✅ Use of commas to separate present participles in a series
✅ Use of commas to separate infinitives in a series
✅ Use of commas to separate subordinate clauses in a series
✅ Use of semicolons to separate items in a series
✅ Use of commas to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence
✅ Use of commas to set of the words “yes” and “no”
✅ Use of commas to indicate direct address
✅ Use of underlining to indicate titles of works
✅ Use of quotation marks to indicate titles of works.
This product includes:
✅ 11 Mentor Sentences worksheets: Each worksheet has 2 Mentor Sentences for students to analyze and compare.
✅ 11 Definitions and Examples boxes: These can either be glued onto the page itself or into an Writing/Editing/GUM notebook as a study guide for future reference. These come 8 to a page in order to conserve copy paper.
✅ An answer key. You won't see this in the preview because, well, 5th graders can be very clever and otherwise it would free and easy to preview!
*(I have included pages that include the Oxford comma as well as pages that omit the Oxford comma, depending on your preference. Although this brings the actual page count higher, I’ve lowered the price accordingly).
Disclaimer: Any claims of correlation or alignment to the CCSS are solely those of Amber Thomas and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA.
Amber Thomas is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.
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