Today's lesson is on commas. Don't freak out. It has pictures.
A pair of commas work like a little cart or wagon. Imagine the wagon wheels are the commas in the sentence.
You put the sentence content between the commas onto the cart. If you can pull the cart into a new place within the sentence or move it out of the sentence entirely and still have the sentence make sense
, the commas belong there. If you can't move cart without destroying the sense of the sentence, the commas don't belong there. Let me show you how this works. Here's a sentence culled from the local school district newsletter:
You may have heard that B-G is piloting a new ELA program entitled, Wonders, for our students in grades PK-3.
Put the comma-separated con...