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Year 2 Commas in Lists SPaG Worksheets

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These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising how to use commas in lists at Y2. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.

    Understand
    Students rewrite four sentences, replacing uses of ‘and’ with commas where correct to do so.

    Challenge
    Students write three sentence, each containing lists of nouns or adjectives, in response to a trio of image prompts.

    Test
    Students identify correctly punctuated sentences, add commas to sentences and complete partial sentences using lists punctuated with commas.

    Explain
    “Use your own words to explain why we use commas in lists instead of the word ‘and’.”

    Apply
    “What did you do after school last night? Include at least two sentences with commas (for example, a list of what you ate and another describing what your room looks like).”

What is a comma?

A punctuation mark (,) that can be used to separate words, phrases or clauses within a sentence, indicating a pause when reading, or to separate different items in a written list.

  • When I go camping, I will take my tent, sleeping bag and towel.
  • When you go shopping, remember to buy milk, cheese and bread.
  • In my class I am good friends with Noah, Maryam and Naomi.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular).

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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