Pedagogy

Commas: Teaching students to use commas correctly, without by Randy Larson

By Randy Larson

With brief, easy-to-digest actions that experience a feeling of humor, Commas is helping scholars discover ways to use commas properly. while, in addition they examine greatly approximately sentence structure.

Commas provides fabric in an enticing approach, with language that is smart to teenagers. better of all, it has scholars utilizing what they learn.

Either approach, the evaluation routines may also help make stronger what scholars learn—and support them practice greater on evaluation checks besides.

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Nobody believed his weary pointless lies. The lonely and dejected slug sat on a soggy bun. Jeff ate an attractive steamy bowl of Spam nuggets. W RITE YOUR OWN Write a sentence that uses two adjectives to describe a pizza in a positive way. Write another sentence that uses two adjectives to describe a pizza in a negative way. 1. ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Commas • Copyright © 1999 • Cottonwood Press, Inc.

P UNCTUATE Add commas as needed to the sentences below. ) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. To tell you the truth I’ve learned more from my grandpa than anyone. On second thought I’ve learned a lot from my pet hamster, Richard. In my opinion he’s a tough little rodent. In short I’m thrilled with his performance on the XK3000 Whirler Coaster. In fact once he starts spinning, the fur really flies. W RITE YOUR OWN Write a sentence about fast food, using any of the following parenthetical expressions as an introduction: however, by the way, in my opinion, to tell you the truth, on the other hand, therefore, in fact, of course.

Hamburger Helper the nation’s leading quickie noodle dish has become a favorite of families everywhere. 2. What I can’t understand Waldo is why you parked your go-kart directly over the lawn sprinkler. 3. The goldfish America’s friendliest kind of fish can live three months in a totally frozen pond. 4. White cobras unlike my cat Denise can go six months without eating a mouse. 5. You by the way are my number one pal! 6. The statues on Easter Island I don’t mind saying look exactly like my homeroom teacher.

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