One of the challenges in teaching grammar is making it engaging. Commas can only be but so much fun. A teacher I work with took commas to another level with macaroni. She had selections of text with boxes and random points in the text. Some needed commas and some did not. Instead of having the students write in the commas with pen or pencil, she used macaroni. Small, elbow pasta resembling commas were placed on the selection texts where commas would go.
The students were engaged and were having conversations about where the macaroni went and why. I actually heard an 8th grade student explaining a comma rule to another student. Application of using commas in context and analysis of why. Great Lesson!!
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