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-Comma Unit-
The comma unit is a week long unit that focuses on nothing but COMMAS!!  The ultimate goal of this unit is to allow the students to work through the various comma rules at their own pace.  This allows for more individualized attention for students who need it.  The students will complete a guided note sheet that will provide them with a "cheat sheet" of sorts for the comma quizzes, comma test, and various writing assignments throughout the year.


Here is a day to day breakdown of the Comma Unit: 

Day 1  The students report to the wrting lab on Day 1 of the Comma Unit.  During this class period, the students will begin to work through an interactive, digital unit designed specifically for this unit.  This digital unit provides comma rules, helpful tips, guided practice, review activities, built in quizzes, and so much more.  The students are able to work at their own pace to complete the first two parts and the first two quizzzes of this digital Comma Unit.

 Today's Activity:


PowerPoint: 
Commas -
A Digital Unit

Day 2 The students will report to the writing lab once again for the second day of the Comma Unit.  This class period will be used to continue working through the digital unit.  The gaol for the students today is to complete parts 3, 4, and 5, and also to complete the quiz for each of thsoe parts.  The studetns will now have a completed notes packet to use on their comma Test and to refer back to during our writing pieces.  If the students finish the unit early, they will be given a chance to review the information that they learned during the past two days.

 Today's Activity:

    PowerPoint: 
Commas -
A Digital Unit
 

Day 3 The third day serves as a "mixed-bag" day for all of the students.  The students are able to use this day to complete one or more of the following three activities.  First, the students are to finish the digital unit if they have not done so yet.  Second, the students are to check their quiz scores on their Dashboard.  If any student scored lower than a 4 out of 5 on any of the quizzes, they are permitted to retake as many quizzes as they want until they earn at least a 4 out of 5 on each quiz.  Third, for the students that have finished the unit, and have earned at least a 4 out of 5 on the quizzes, an extra credit opportunity will be available. 
  

 Today's Activity:

Extra Credit: 
Harry Potter: Comma   Conquest  

Day 4 Today's activity is a whole-class review activity.  Using the quiz game Eggspert, the students will be broken down into five teams.  The teams will compete against each other to see who truly Rules the Comma World.  Many of the review questions from our activity game are the same exact questions that will appear on the comma test that the students will be taking in class tomorrow.

 Today's Activity:

Review Game:
   
 
   The Comma   Competition

Day 5 Today is the big day!  The COMMA TEST!  This test will combine all of the various comma rules and examples that we have practiced over the past four days.  The students will be permitted to use the note packet that was completed during the first two days of this unit.  On the test, the students will be presented with multiple sentences.  The students will be expected to insert commas into the correct locations and then write the rule that they used to fix the sentence. 

 Today's Activity:

Comma Test
    
  


Materials for the Comma Unit:

 

The  following link will bring you to a modified version of the Digital Unit that will be completed here at school.  Due to the size of the original version, this modified version is void of the 5 slides that bring you to each of the 5 quizzes.  In the event (due to an absence from class) that you need to complete this at home, please remember that you will need to visit the writing lab in order to complete the 5 quizzes that are required during this unit.

Commas: A Digital Unit

PowerPoint


 

The link to the right will bring you to the note sheet that you are to complete while following along with the Digital Unit PowerPoint.  Please remember that you are able to use your note sheet on all 5 quizzes and on the final test.  The better and more detailed your notes are, the easier the quizzes and test will be.  Be sure to write down examples for each of the comma rules.  See me with any questions about any of the rules.

Commas: A Digital Unit

Notesheet  

     


 

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