Punctuation Worksheets

From early symbol recognition to semicolon usage, our free printable punctuation worksheets cover a wide range of topics to help your child, tween, or teen become a punctuation expert. Each worksheet offers beautiful illustrations and clear instructions to help your child work independently or with an adult. For more general language arts help, check out all of our writing worksheets.
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Punctuation: The Fox and the Crow Punctuation: The Fox and the Crow Enjoy one of Aesop's classic fables with this punctuation worksheet.
Punctuation: The Cat and the Rooster Punctuation: The Cat and the Rooster Can your child help punctuate this passage?
Proofreading for Punctuation Proofreading for Punctuation Put your second grader's punctuation skills to the test and challenge her to correct the story by adding all of the missing punctuation marks.
If your 4th grader needs plenty of punctuation practice, you're in the perfect place! Have him delve into these fun punctuation worksheets.
Punctuation Party If your 4th grader needs plenty of punctuation practice, you're in the perfect place!
Punctuation: The Peacock's Complaint Punctuation: The Peacock's Complaint How well does your child know his quotation marks?
Punctuation: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Punctuation: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Read a classic Aesop's fable about the importance of honesty!
Punctuation: The Sun and the Wind Punctuation: The Sun and the Wind Introduce your child to a classic Aesop's fable with this punctuation worksheet!
Punctuation: The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg Punctuation: The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg Practice punctuation with a classic Aesop's fable!
Quotation Marks Quotation Marks Practice perfect punctuation with this quotation mark worksheet that teaches the finer points of quotation mark usage, like marking titles and quotes inside of quotes.
Writing Dialogue Writing Dialogue This fun-filled worksheet is a great way to practice writing dialogue by presenting your child with a familiar topic: balloons, a party staple.
Hyphenated Adjectives Hyphenated Adjectives To hyphenate or not to hyphenate... that is the question!
Punctuation: The Wolf and the Goat Punctuation: The Wolf and the Goat This classic Aesop's fable is missing some punctuation!
Adding Apostrophes Adding Apostrophes Check out this fun and spooky Halloween worksheet all about apostrophes.
Punctuation: The Boys and the Frogs Punctuation: The Boys and the Frogs Here is a great punctuation worksheet that includes reading a classic Aesop's fable!
Punctuation: The Bear and the Bees Punctuation: The Bear and the Bees Get in some punctuation practice and reading practice all in one worksheet.
Text Message Language Text Message Language Turn text messages full of abbreviated language and lacking punctuation into proper English.
From early symbol recognition to semicolon usage, our free printable punctuation worksheets cover a wide range of topics to help your child, tween, or teen become a punctuation expert. Each worksheet offers beautiful illustrations and clear instructions to help your child work independently or with an adult. For more general language arts help, check out all of our writing worksheets.

Tips for Teaching Punctuation

Good punctuation is a skill that will benefit your child for the rest of her life. Download and print our punctuation worksheets and introduce your child to the period, comma, colon, apostrophe, and more! Here are some additional strategies for teaching your child proper punctuation:

  • As you may have discovered, kids love to correct adults! One fun way to reinforce punctuation is to write a paragraph with periods, commas and questions marks all in the wrong places and ask your child to correct your work.
  • Take turns reading aloud with your child, paying attention to stops (periods), pauses (commas), and inflections (question marks). This will help your child pay much closer attention to these symbols in her writing.
  • Take a stack of index cards, and on each card draw all the punctuation symbols your child is learning. Then write down the names of those punctuation marks, one per card. Mix the cards up, turn them face down, and play a version of punctuation go fish!
  • Your child can put her newfound punctuation skills to the test with these essay writing worksheets.