Commas

  • Grade: Grade 6
    Activity type: Printable

Commas

Course
English
Grade
Grade 6
Section
Grammar
Outcome
Commas
Activity Type
Printable
Activity ID
33192

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  • Year 6
    • Language
      • Text structure and organisation

        • ACELA1521 – Understand the uses of commas to separate clauses

    • Literature
      • Creating literature

        • ACELT1800 – Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice

  • Y4 – Year 4
    • Y4.W – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y4.W.8 – Using capital letters, full stops, question marks, and exclamation marks correctly and using speech marks, commas for lists, and apostrophes for contractions correctly most of the time.

  • Y5&6 – Year 5 and 6
    • Y5&6.R – Reading
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y5&6.R.4 – Recognising basic grammatical constructions and understanding how these affect meaning

        • Y5&6.R.5 – Identifying the specific language features and structures of many common continuous and non-continuous text types (including mixed text types)

    • Y5&6 – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y5&6.W.2 – Selecting vocabulary that is appropriate to the topic, register, and purpose (e.g., academic and subject-specific vocabulary appropriate for specific learning areas or precise and descriptive words to create a mental image)

        • Y5&6.W.3 – Using written language features (such as emotive vocabulary) and visual language features (such as headings, charts, or maps) to extend or clarify meaning and to engage their audience

        • Y5&6.W.4 – Using their knowledge of how words work (e.g., knowledge of diverse phoneme-grapheme relationships, of common, reliable spelling rules and conventions, and of the meanings and spellings of morphemes), along with their knowledge of word derivations, to fluently and correctly encode most unfamiliar words, including words of many syllables

        • Y5&6.W.9 – Attempting some complex punctuation (e.g., using apostrophes for possession, commas for clauses, or semicolons).

This activity is not included in United Kingdom – National Curriculum.

You can go to an overview of all the curricula here.

  • 5 – Grade 5
    • L.5 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.5.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

        • L.5.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

          • L.5.4.a – Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

      • Literacy

        • L.5.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.5.2.a – Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

          • L.5.2.b – Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

          • L.5.2.e – Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

  • 1 – Grade 1
    • L.1 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.1.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.1.2.c – Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.

  • 4 – Grade 4
    • L.4 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.4.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.4.2.c – Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.