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Comma Lesson

Intro to Ed Tech 3002
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Laurie Burnett

on 21 June 2013

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Transcript of Comma Lesson

A hunt for the comma rules!

Curious About Commas
Rule 1
Use a comma before and after a quotation in a sentence.
Rule 2
Use a comma after introductory words in a sentence like: however, clearly, well, for example, for instance.
Write your example here:

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It is nearly half past five; we cannot reach town before dark.
We cannot reach town before dark: it is nearly half past five.
It is nearly half past five—we cannot reach town before dark.
A special thanks to www.grammar.ccc and Wikipedia!
Examples
for rule 1:
Mrs. Burnett's 4th Grade Class
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Rule 3
Use a comma + (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) to connect two independent clauses
Rule 4
Use a comma to separate a city and state.
Rule 6
Use a Comma to separate things in a series.
Rule 5
Use a Comma to separate the day or month from the year.
Rule 7
Use a Comma after or before a person’s name when you ALSO state who he/she is.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 2:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 4:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 3:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 7:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 6:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Write your example here:

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Examples
for rule 5:
Teacher will select
a student to write
the answer on the
SMARTboard.
Whooo knows where
the comma goes???
We are going to the store to get cookies eggs soup and butter.
My friend Abby loves to swim.
We live in Fort Smith Arkansas.
Today is Thursday June 20 2013.
I love to eat pizza but cake is my
favorite food.
Dear Anna
I hope you are
having a fun summer.
Your friend
Alice
Yellow is the color of many flowers. For instance a daisy can be yellow.
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Good job!!
Home work:
Complete page 122 in your workbook.

Rule 1
Use a comma before and after a quotation in a sentence.
Rule 2
Use a comma after introductory words in a sentence like: however, clearly, well, for example, for instance.
Rule 3
Use a comma + (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) to connect two independent clauses
Rule 4
Use a comma to separate a city and state.
Rule 5
Use a Comma to separate the day or month from the year.
Rule 6
Use a Comma to separate things in a series.
Rule 7
Use a Comma after or before a person’s name when you ALSO state who he/she is.
Comma Rules:
Together lets find an
example of rule 1

Group 1: Find an example
of rule 2 and 3

Group 2: Find an example
of rule 4 and 5

Group 3: Find an example
of rule 6 and 7
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