Comma Rules Anchor Chart

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WHAT IS IT?
★ Overview of 7 most common comma rules
★ Hang in your classroom as an anchor chart and print out a copy for students as a quick reference to keep in their binders throughout the year

WHAT’S THE CONTENT?
★ The rule, an explanation, and an example sentence illustrating the rule

HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE/ TN READY?

Since students will no longer see grammar skills in isolation, it is critically important for them to learn grammar skills and have ample practice isolating the grammar skill within a question. This anchor chart provides a quick reference for students to pull out when answering spiraled grammar questions. Students must be able to identify comma errors and explain what is incorrect about the usage. This anchor chart empowers students to learn rules autonomously and take responsibility for identifying the skill of a question.

TNReady Writing Conventions Aligned Standards:

★ L.7.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
★ L.7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
★ L.7.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
★ PPT Anchor Chart
★ PDF formatted as an 8.5 by 11 (ready to print)

Get the Comma Rules Anchor Chart Here:

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Back to School SCOOT >>> Engage Students & Get to Know Them

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As we’re gearing up for another year, I’ve been thinking about how I can change my lessons in the first week of school to be more engaging for students, while still reinforcing management and practicing procedures for my classroom.

isDuring the first week of school, I aim to develop classroom community, get to know my students, present my policies/ procedures, practice procedures, reinforce the behaviors that are appropriate and inappropriate in my classroom, introduce myself to students, and invest students in reading/writing. These are no small tasks; they require deliberate planning and seamless execution. Perhaps this is why I spend more time planning my first few weeks of school that most other lessons I teach throughout the year.

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