Teaching commas in a series can be a bit tough for primary learners. Sometimes, they don’t understand where the commas are supposed to go. We hit this skill several times over the course of a year.
I was trying to think outside of the box, and I did the following activity with my kids that was fun…and pretty successful too! 🙂
I like to ‘bring the drama’ when it comes these type of high engagement activities! 🙂 I gave each student a word for the sentence and asked them not to show it to anyone.
I have a student from the audience read the sentence to the whole class.
I have the student with the ‘and’ hold it up to ‘clue’ the others into where the commas should go.
I have pieces of shower board that I used for this activity. This way, I could wipe off the words and do another sentence with other students right away. You can buy showerboard at Lowe’s or Home Depot, and have them cut it for you! 🙂
It wasn’t too terribly expensive and it lasts for a long time.
I hope you enjoyed my tip and trick for this week! 🙂
Thanks so much Becca for this fun linky! Click on her button to be directed to her blog for more ‘Tips and Tricks’!