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Punctuation - Commas



Inspiring teacher Phil Beadle leads Year 10 and 11 English students through the five uses of commas, in this CPD resource full of lesson ideas.

In this energetic and lively masterclass, Phil Beadle, a former Teaching Awards teacher of the year, uses music and football to demonstrate the rules of comma usage.

Phil shows students that precise use of commas can greatly improve their writing and will improve their national curriculum grades.

He begins by describing the relationship between speech and punctuation. The students are taught when and when not to use commas, as well as when it is compulsory; rules that are not always taught in schools.

Published : Jan 2011

30 mins


Phil Beadle's Masterclass


Secondary Teacher


Secondary English

Language structure

Whole School Issues

Secondary CPD


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