Improve the written expression of your student with our engaging Commas Lesson Plan. This lesson equips students to both identify the rules for comma usage, and correctly use commas in their writing. Students are prepared to avoid the most common comma usage error, which is using too many commas in sentences.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- Open the lesson reciting the run-on sentence you prepared.
- Ask students what the problem was with the sentence.
- Allow for responses and discussion.
- Lead the discussion into the use of proper punctuation, specifically adding commas. You may display the long run-on and show students where the commas belong in the sentences.
- Distribute the Commas content pages. Review the rules with the students, allowing for questions and displaying additional examples for each rule.
- Stress to students the error people make the most is using too many commas in sentences. Remind students, not to over-comma.
- Distribute the Activity page. Pair students. Review the instructions.
- Once completed, allow each pair of students to read their “20 – Comma” story.
- Distribute the Practice page. Once complete review and check the students’ work, responding to any misunderstandings the students may have.
- Distribute the Homework page. Check and review the next day. Check for students’ understanding. Use the additional resources for extra worksheets and practice.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2.A
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1- 2 class sessions