´╗┐Teacher Winnie stands in front of a smart board.

Teacher Winnie is in her twenties, with straight brown hair in a half do. She wears glasses and a blue Homework Zone T-shirt.

She says HI I'M TEACHER
WINNIE AND TODAY
IN THE HOMEWORK
ZONE,
WE'RE GOING TO
BE LOOKING AT ONE
WAY TO USE THE
COMMA.
LET'S GO TO
THE SMART BOARD.
SO COMMAS ARE USED
TO SEPARATE
THREE OR MORE
WORDS OR PHRASES
IN A SERIES.
A SERIES MEANING
THAT IT COULD
BE A LIST OF
WORDS OR ITEMS.
LET ME SHOW YOU
WHAT I MEAN.
THE FIRST
SENTENCE SAYS

The sentence reads "I went to the store to buy cherries apples pears and strawberries."

Winnie says NOW WHEN YOU LOOK
AT THE SENTENCE,
YOU MIGHT
THINK THAT
"CHERRIES APPLES PEARS."
IS ONE ITEM.
TO SHOW THE
READER THAT IT'S
THREE DIFFERENT
ITEMS,
WE PUT
COMMAS IN.
SO I WENT TO THE STORE
TO BUY CHERRIES, -
WE ADD A
COMMA THERE -
APPLES, PEARS, AND
STRAWBERRIES.
SO NOW
WHEN WE READ IT,
THE READER KNOWS
THAT YOU WENT TO
THE STORE TO
BUY FIVE THINGS AND
NOT JUST TWO
THINGS -
CHERRIES,
APPLES, PEARS, AND
STRAWBERRIES.
NOW HERE'S ANOTHER
EXAMPLE.

The other example reads "Don't forget to pack your science math social studies and spelling homework for school."

Winnie says NOW WE'RE
MAKING A LIST SO
WE SHOULD PROBABLY
PUT SOME
COMMAS
IN THERE.
SO DON'T FORGET
TO PACK
YOUR
SCIENCE, -
LET'S ADD
A COMMA -
MATH, - AND
THEN WHEN GET TO
SOCIAL STUDIES,
WE WANT TO
MAKE SURE THAT
WE DON'T PUT A COMMA
BETWEEN THE WORDS
SOCIAL AND
STUDIES BECAUSE
SOCIAL STUDIES
IS ONE THING.
SO WE'RE
ACTUALLY LOOKING AT
THE ITEM AND NOT
THE WORD.
IT'S NOT A
COMMA AFTER EVERY
WORD BUT EVERY
ITEM.
SO SOCIAL
STUDIES IS ONE THING,
PUT A COMMA,
AND
SPELLING
HOMEWORK FOR SCHOOL.
SO WHEN YOU
USE COMMAS,
MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE LIST OF WORDS
OF THREE OR MORE
IN THE SERIES
AND THAT WAY
YOU CAN SEPARATE
YOUR IDEAS AND
IT'LL BE
BETTER AND
CLEARER FOR YOUR
READERS.
I'M TEACHER WINNIE
AND THAT'S
ONE WAY WE
USE THE COMMA.