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  Commas
Updated 04 January 2004, 12.37
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Learning aims
  • Learn the function of commas.

  • Use commas correctly within lists.
Introduction
Read through this story to prepare for the main activity:

Go through the worksheet version of

Does it make sense as it is?

How could we improve it?

  • Introduce the comma as a way of separating units of sense within rather than between sentences.

  • The comma allows the reader to take a short breath - shorter than a full stop.
Main activity
Give out the
This is based on the news story

Children improve the worksheet version by adding commas in the correct places.

Extension activity
Children find other examples of comma use that doesn't involve lists and consider their purpose.

Plenary
Children read aloud their improved versions and compare with the CBBC Newsround version.


For all links and resources click at top right.


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