Display these bright and engaging comma rules posters with sports-themed mentor sentences on your bulletin board or classroom walls to review rules for correct comma usage with middle and high school ELA classes. Your students will absorb and remember conventions for using commas without even trying!
★ Thorough resource with all the comma guidelines students need for high school English
★ Clear mentor sentence example for every rule
★ High resolution comma rules posters provided in 3 sizes: 8.5×11″ (for easy printing on your color printer), 11×14″, and 16×20″ for professional or district print shop
★ Punctuation “rules” based on style guidelines from MLA 8 and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style
(1) Product overview
(2) Table of Contents
(3) Commas in a series
(4) Places (mailing addresses)
(5) Places (in a sentence)
(6) Commas in dates
(7) Titles after names
(9) Commas with coordinate adjectives
(10) Transitional and conjunctive adverbs
(11) Adverbs (“too”)
(13) Punctuating quotations
(14) Nouns of direct address
(15) Commas with introductory phrases
(16) Compound sentences
(17) Dependent adverbial clauses
(18) Nonessential phrases and clauses or parenthetical expressions
(19) To prevent confusion
(20) Do not use a comma
First, choose the size comma rules posters you would like to print.
For letter size, print pages 3-20 on white paper or cardstock and laminate if desired.
For mini posters, print two or four per page (instructions are included).
For larger posters, send the appropriate PDF file to your school district or commercial printer. You can also enlarge a PDF into a poster on your own printer. See how in this blog post.
How to Use this Comma Rules Poster Set
★ Print 8.5×11 inch posters (or larger) and display them on your classroom walls or in your hallway. Add one poster at a time as you review each rule, or post them all at once.
★ Print small posters (2 or 4 per page) to make a bulletin board display.
★ Print small posters (2 or 4 per page), hole punch, and then store on a binder ring for use in a center or station rotation.
Read about how I teach with these comma rules posters in my own classroom in this blog post.
This zipped folder contains 3 PDF files: a set of 18 posters sized 8 1/2 x 11″, the same posters optimized for high resolution printing at 11×14″, and optimized for printing at 16×20″.