Dear Elephango Learner, A Comma Is Needed Here

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13569

Commas are punctuation marks used a lot! You even need to use them when writing a letter to someone. This lesson will explain how!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Did you know the post office handles more than 472 million pieces of mail each DAY?!

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Many of those are letters that one person wrote to another!

writing a letter

  • Have you ever written a letter to someone before?
  • Did your letter use the right punctuation marks?

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This lesson will show you one punctuation mark every letter needs!

  • Did you know that commas are needed in the greetings and closings of letters?

Putting commas in the right spot will help your writing be easier to read!

  • Do you remember how a LOT of mail is sent each day?

All those letters would be confusing if people didn't use commas!

A comma is a symbol you write that tells you to pause or take a short break between words or groups of words.

This is what a comma looks like.


Watch the video below to learn more about a comma. You will be reminded of a few other punctuation marks in this video, too!

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  • Did you see the comma?

When you write a letter, the comma goes at the end of the greeting and closing.

The greeting is to whom the letter is written.

The greeting goes at the very beginning of the letter.

It usually says "Dear __________, " or "To ________, "

In those blank spaces is where you would write the name of to whom the letter is going.

So, you might write "Dear Camden,"

The closing is from whoever wrote the letter.

The closing goes at the very end of the letter.

It usually says "Your friend, ____________" or " Love, ________ " or " Sincerely, ___________".

In those blank spaces after the comma, you write your name as the person sending the letter.

So, you might write "Sincerely, Avery"

Review the opening and closing of letters with this next video.

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  • Are you ready for more?

Go to the Got It? section!

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