5th Grade - Commas & Colons
Identify sentences with correct use of commas (i.e., series, dates, addresses, friendly letters, compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, and introductory words) and of colons within context. SPI 0501.1.5
Links verified on 8/31/2014
- Colon Exercise - twelve multiple choice questions
- Colon Exercise - "Use a colon to improve the sentence's style by making it more forceful."
- Comma practice - 5 interactive quizzes of varied levels
- Dear Mr. Henshaw - parts of a friendly Letter (a Quia quiz)
- Exercises on using commas - Exercise 1 - Exercise 2 - Exercise 3 - Exercise 4 - Exercise 5 - print and give to students as worksheets
- Power Proofreading - Choose 5th grade then select; The Tanaka Twins, or any one of the mixed practice exercises.
- Quiz on Comma Usage - Click on "The paragraph, please!" and a paragraph will appear in the top text-area.
- Quotation Marks and Colons - quiz
- Semicolon and Colon Quiz - this quiz is interactive and self checking
- Using Colons Effectively - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence to edit will appear in the top text-area.
- Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert the necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary).
- Using Commas with Introductory Phrases - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert any necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary).
- Welcome to Commas: Fill in the Blanks! - in each blank space in the paragraphs below, provide a comma where it is appropriate or write a small-case "x" (without the quotation marks) where a comma is not necessary.
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