This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Year 5 to learn how commas can provide clarity and avoid ambiguity. Pupils will match images to the correct sentence.
The KS2 resource pack includes a game that can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.
What pupil-facing resources are included?
- 14 Make a Match sentence/phrase cards
- 14 Make a Match image cards
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, for example, by making the subject and object of a verb clear.
What are some examples of commas to avoid ambiguity
- 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 programme of study links
Pupils should learn how to use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.