I told some friends last night that when I listed this packet, I felt like somebody needed to give me a t-shirt. Or a cookie.

I went with the cookie. :)

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It's designed to help 1st-3rd grade teachers review, introduce and extend the comma conventions listed in the Common Core. I started to make this pack exclusively for 3rd grade, but I found my students needed a BIG refresher on the standards now listed for 1st and 2nd grade as well.

Standards Covered:

3rd Grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2b Use commas in addresses.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

2nd Grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2b Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.

1st Grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2c Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.

 Inside, you'll find:

1. Anchor Chart Resources:
  • Cards that list the standard and provide an example for students.
  • I used these to create my charts as needed. I put the standard and example card at the top, and then we brainstormed additional examples together in a shared/interactive writing setting.
  • This was key for my teammates and I - it gave us the flexibility to review and reinforce what we needed to teach individually.

 2. Flipping Over Commas:
  • Flipbooks are included for each standard!
  • For standards that list more than one skill, I've broken it up into separate flipbooks. For example, you'll find one flipbook for using commas in dates and a second flipbook for separating single words in a series.
3. Sentence Scramble:
  • Again, these are broken into sections by grade level standards and for standards that list more than one skill, the sentences are separated. 
  • We used this as a "Scoot" game. Students worked together to unscramble the word and punctuation cards and create the sentence correctly. When they were given the OK, they recorded their work on an answer sheet. I only asked my kids to do this 3 times - you can always run off the recording sheet back-to-back and have them list every sentence. 
  • You can also put the sentence scramble cards in a center or have them play a relay-race game in groups of 3-5.
4. Comma Chameleon Sentence Sort
  • Once again, each activity is repeated according to grade level standards. 
  • Students can work independently or with a partner to look at 6 cards. They have to sort them on to a mat labeled "Correct Chameleon" or "No Way Newt."
  • After sorting, they choose one of the cards to write correctly on a recording sheet and come up with an additional example on their own.

I also managed to squeak out a Spring version of Apply the Adjective before I crashed last night.

Click Me Too!

The Spring version includes word cards related to:
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Spring
  • Easter
  • Earth Day


If you made it through all of that, you deserve a cookie too. :)

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Happy Sunday! I'm off to do some shopping of my own! :) 

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