Commas in Addresses & Friendly Letter Unit Video, Activities & More 3rd Grade

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Subject: English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Grammar
Grade Levels: 3rd, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Other
File Type: PDF
File Size: 53 MB
Number of Pages: 44
Answer Key: Yes
Teaching Duration: 1 Week

Description

“This Commas in Addresses Unit meets 3rd Grade Language standards. The unit both introduces commas in addresses and reviews commas in dates, the greetings and closings of friendly letters, and in a series or list.

This unit includes activities to teach, practice, and assess students’ understanding of the proper use of commas.

Teaching Friendly Letter

First, teachers introduce the friendly letter format with a mentor text (not included). inductive activities. Students explore examples of a friendly letter to determination which parts are included. They then complete an anchor chart/notesheet on friendly letters.

– Friendly Letter Student Anchor Chart
– Friendly Letter Printable Anchor Chart pieces for a Class Anchor Chart

Teaching Commas

Next, students learn about commas. They participate in an inductive activity, in which they analyze how commas are used. With a partner, they develop rules for commas.

After the activity, students watch a 6 minute video that explains the 4 commas rules taught in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. After the video, they complete an anchor chart/notesheet on the comma rules.

– Inductive Activity on Commas
– Video Lesson on Commas
– Comma Rules Student Anchor Chart
– Comma Rules Printable Anchor Chart pieces for a Class Anchor Chart

Practice

Students practice using what they learned about commas. Teachers can give students an optional “”Comma Rules”” page to glue in the notebook as a reference. First, students analyze whether commas are used correctly or incorrectly. Next, they practice editing friendly letters. 5 letters are included. The letters tell a story. Teachers can choose to use all of the letters for practice, or save some for spiral review or reteaching.

– Comma Rules Reference Sheet
– Comma Practice Sheet
– 5 Friendly Letter Editing Pages

Writing Center

A friendly letter activity is included for more practice with both letter format and comma rules. Teachers can use this activity in a center or as a whole group activity.

– Postcard Template
– Friendly Letter Template
– Friendly Letter Instruction Page

Formative Assessment

A multiple-choice assessment activity is included. The questions are formatted like a standardized test. This activity can be used as a formative assessment to check students’ understanding of comma rules.

– Formative Assessment

Summative Assessments

Two summative assessments/unit tests are included. The tests include four multiple-choice questions that are formatted like the Language piece of the FSA ELA exam.

– 2 Summative Assessments

This resource includes:

Suggested Lesson Plan
Friendly Letter Student Anchor Chart
Printable Pieces for a Friendly Letter Class Anchor Chart
Comma Rules Sort Activity (Inductive Activity)
Comma Rules Student Anchor Chart
Printable Pieces for a Comma Rules Class Anchor Chart
Comma Rules Reference Sheet – they can be glued in student notebooks for reference.
Lesson Video
Comma Rules Practice Worksheet
5 Friendly Letter Editing Activity Pages
Friendly Letter/Postcard Writing Activity
Comma Review Worksheet (Formative Assessment)
Two Comma Rules Tests (Summative Assessment)
Answer Key”

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