Do your students know when and when NOT to use commas? Use this engaging comma rules bundle with slide show presentation, interactive notebook reference flip book, and posters featuring sports-themed mentor sentences to review rules for correct comma usage with middle and high school ELA classes.
★ Thorough package with all the comma guidelines students need for high school English
★ Resources designed to integrate seamlessly
★ Punctuation “rules” based on style guidelines from MLA 8 and Strunk and White’s The Essentials of Style
★ PDF files for ease of use on any device
Comma Conventions Taught in this Unit
(1) Commas in a series
(2) Places and addresses
(3) Commas in dates
(4) Titles or degrees after names
(6) Commas with coordinate adjectives
(7) Adverbs (transitional adverbs and “too”)
(8) Contrast or contradiction
(9) Punctuating quotations and dialogue
(10) Nouns of direct address
(11) Commas with introductory phrases
(12) Commas in compound sentences
(13) Dependent clauses in complex sentences
(14) Nonessential phrases and clauses or parenthetical expressions
(15) Use commas to prevent confusion
(16) When not to use a comma
Read about the guidelines taught in this Comma Rules Bundle in this blog post.
Display the posters or bulletin board throughout the unit or add posters each day as you teach a comma rule.
Use the slideshow presentation and interactive notebook flip book together by having students take notes on the comma rules as you lead a classroom discussion.
Day 0 (optional) – Pre-assemble the Comma Rules flip book
Day 1 – Series, Places, Dates, Titles
Day 2 – Interjections, Adjectives, Adverbs
Day 3 – Contrast, Quotes, Direct Address
Day 4 – Introductory Phrases, Compound Sentences
Day 5 – Dependent Clauses, Nonessential Phrases & Clauses, To Prevent Confusion, Do Not Use a Comma
Day 6 – Practice with the Comma Rules Scavenger Hunt as a station rotations activity
Days 7-8 – Review (immediately after completing the unit or later in the year) with the Comma Rules Infographic Poster project
This Comma Rules bundle includes 6 resources with a total of 9 files.
★ 65-slide presentation to project on your whiteboard
★ 20-page Teacher Guide with notes for discussion
★ 16-tab flip book for interactive notebooks
★ 5-page Scavenger Hunt activity, plus rubric
★ 9-page Infographic Poster project
★ 18 posters – 8 1/2 x 11″ for easy printing on your color printer
★ Separate poster print files optimized for high resolution printing at 11×14″ and 16×20″
★ Free editable Comma Rules Audit checklist for the teacher
All files are PDF and easy to open or print with any device.