Using commas in a list

Learning focus

Learn how to use commas in a list.

This lesson includes:

  • a video to help you understand how to write lists in sentences by using commas

  • three activities


Do you know how to list things in a sentence? Watch this short video and find out about using commas.

Explore how to use commas in lists


You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.

Activity 1: Where do the commas go?

See if you can complete the activity below.

Activity 2: Let's make a list

Watch this video and talk about what you see.

Find out what allotments are and what things you can find in them

Write down all the fruits and vegetables that you would like to have a go at growing.

Then write one thing that you could make with each item.

For example:

potatoes - mashed potatoes

apples - apple pie

Once you've written a few down, try to write a sentence listing which things you would grow. Remember to use commas in your list.

Activity 3: Let's be creative

What's your name? Names are really important as they are part of our identity.

Watch this short video about names.

Explore why names are important.

Some fruits and vegetables have great shapes and we can make really fun characters from them.

Draw three fruits or vegetables and then draw a face on each of them. Once you've done this you can add some clothes or accessories on them too, like a scarf or earrings. Once you've finished, pick a name for each of them.

Some example names could be Colin the Carrot or Sammy the Strawberry!

Once you have your three characters write a sentence for each of them, introducing who they are and listing the interesting features you have given them. Remember to use commas in your lists.

Where next?

In this lesson you have learnt and practised how to create lists in sentences.

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