Printables for This Topic:
Using Commas – Define how
the commas are being technically used in the sentences.
Scenes from a Camping Trip
– Rewrite each sentence on a line below, adding commas and quotation
marks as necessary. Use the back of the page if you need more space.
Bad News for Mary – The passage
has had all of its punctuation marks removed. Read the passage. Underline
A Book of Nonsense
– Read each rhyme below. Underline any words that a character speaks
directly, and then add quotation marks.
Quotation from a Text
– If you use a quote, passage or line from a text in your writing,
you need to place quotation marks around it to show that you are quoting
what someone else said.
He Said | She Said
– Add the missing quotation marks to fix the punctuation in each
Alice and the White
Rabbit – All of the punctuation marks have been removed from
the paragraphs below. Read the paragraphs. Add quotation marks where
needed, to indicate that the characters are speaking.
Wish You Were Here!
– Wilma is spending the summer away from home, and she wrote a postcard
to her parents. Read Wilma's postcard.
– Determine whether the second part of each quotation is a continuation
of the same sentence or the beginning of a new sentence. See the examples
Mo's Diner –
Add punctuation to the sentences below.
Life in Ancient China
– Read the story below. For each numbered section of text, determine
if it contains direct speech and requires quotation marks. Write direct
or indirect on the line.
Commas and Quotes
– Add commas and quotation marks where they are needed in the sentences
below. Then find the comma rule that fits the sentence, and write
its letter on the line.