Comma Craze: Practice with Commas

8157969793_2f5f2813f2_mA couple of learners expressed their frustration over commas. When do we really need them? It is possible to overuse them? Can we just leave them out? These questions may worry some when they are asked to put their thoughts in writing.

If you feel some of your students are suffering from indecision with their use of commas, you might consider my  Comma Craze_handout. I simply created sets of sentences that require commas. Students can identify patterns with the use of commas by working together. Feel free to adapt the activity to your purposes. The general theme is games and toys, from horseshoes to hula hoops. Enjoy!

Photo credit:

“Two little boys and two little girls playing horseshoes, Sainte-Adèle, Quebec” by Herb Taylor. Retrieved from the Creative Commons on Flickr.

More ideas to practice punctuation? Click here.

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