This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using commas to avoid ambiguity and provide clarity in Year 5.
Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses.
What is included in this resource pack?
Draw pictures to show the meaning of the sentences with and without commas
Write the meaning of the sentences
Insert commas into the correct place within the sentences
Write about why commas have been used in a particular place in the sentence, and how the meaning might change without them
Write pairs of sentences with and without commas to demonstrate the importance of commas for the reader
What is a comma?
A comma is a punctuation mark used to separate items within a list or to separate some phrases and clauses within a sentence.
How do they provide clarity?
Commas can be used to avoid confusion when writing.
- Let’s eat grandma! (Grandma may be eaten for dinner!)
- Let’s eat, grandma! (We are inviting our grandma to eat with us)
How can I teach using commas to avoid ambiguity?
National Curriculum English programmes of study links
Pupils should learn how to use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity