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Proper Punctuation
Proper Punctuation
Worksheet
Proper Punctuation
Help your child with his grammar skills with this printable worksheet that focuses on using end punctuation.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ski Race: Irregular Plural Nouns
Ski Race: Irregular Plural Nouns
Game
Ski Race: Irregular Plural Nouns
Mice or mouses? Help kids grasp irregular plural nouns with this grammar game. They'll have so much fun racing that they'll forget how much they're learning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Game
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Kids practice putting apostrophes in irregular and commonly misspelled nouns in this sea-themed game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Get 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing and math for second graders with Week 1 of this independent study packet. 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our independent study activities features 5 days of reading, writing and math for third graders.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Game
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Kids practice placing apostrophes in contracts in this interactive space-themed game!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Game
Using Commas in a Series: Quiz
Practice using commas in a series with this grammar quiz. Can you find the sentence with correctly placed commas?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
This independent study packet features 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fourth grade. This is week 1 of the set.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
First Grade Writing Skills
First Grade Writing Skills
Workbook
First Grade Writing Skills
This workbook helps first graders flex their handwriting and composition skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our series contains 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth grade.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Learners refine their punctuation skills in this grammar and mechanics worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentences 2
Sentences 2
Guided Lesson
Sentences 2
Third grade writers will be tasked with writing longer and more complicated sentences. This guided lesson in understanding, constructing and punctuating sentences can support kids as they learn to build bigger and better sentences in their writing. Grammar instruction and practical examples were written by our curriculum experts, complete with a list of recommended building sentence worksheets for third graders.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Knowing your parts of speech is an important part of learning good writing skills. Learn the ins and outs of words with this packet that covers the eight different parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this third grade independent study packet offers 5 more days of activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with week 2 of our independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Kids complete a story to help Paskiri save the world by choosing the correct transition words to finish off sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sentences 1
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features 5 days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Get into Grammar
Get into Grammar
Workbook
Get into Grammar
This workbook covers the basics of grammar, from parts of speech, to descriptive vocabulary, verb tenses and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Kitty Cat
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Match the Contractions
Match the Contractions
Worksheet
Match the Contractions
Get ready for contraction concentration! In this worksheet, students learn to form contractions by identifying which two words go together.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophe Drop
Apostrophe Drop
Game
Apostrophe Drop
Let's play ball! Kids practice combining two words with an apostrophe to make contractions in this baseball grammar game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Game
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Find the correct use of the possessive apostrophe in this simple sentences quiz!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Game
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
In this game, kids will interact with a story by moving the plot forward with carefully selected words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Punctuation Resources

Punctuation is an essential element of a sentence. Without it, we wouldn’t know how to organize our thoughts, where to pause and when to stop! A comma or a period or any of the other punctuation marks the English language uses conveys so much more about a sentence than just the mere words on the page. Teach your students how to use this important tool of language with our worksheets and activities.

Get Started With Punctuation

Punctuation is the system of symbols we use to separate parts of sentences to make their meaning clear. A famous example is “A panda eats shoots and leaves.” Without punctuation, this sentence means the subject eats plant growths. Punctuated as “Eats, shoots, and leaves,” it means the subject eats first, then fires a weapon, then leaves the scene. The meaning of the sentence completely changes just by using these critical marks! (The writer Lynne Truss, in fact, used this as the title of her book about grammar, Eats, Shoots and Leaves.)

The 14 punctuation marks in the English language
  • Period: The simplest punctuation mark to use, it marks the end of the sentence.
  • Comma: Separates one list item from the next, or provides a pause in thought.
  • Question mark: Used at the end of a sentence that asks a direct question.
  • Exclamation mark: Expresses exasperation, astonishment or surprise. It’s also used to emphasize a comment or short, sharp phrase.
  • Colon: Expands on the sentence that precedes it, often introducing a list that elaborates whatever was previously stated.
  • Semicolon: The semicolon is somewhere between a period and a comma.
  • Quotation marks: Used to cite something someone said exactly.
  • Apostrophe: Used for possessions and contractions.
  • Dashes: Used to create emphasis in a sentence.
  • Hyphen: Joins two words or parts of words together while avoiding confusion or ambiguity.
  • Parentheses: Curved notations used to express further thoughts.
  • Brackets: Squared-off notations used for technical explanations or to clarify meaning.
  • Braces: Used to contain two or more lines of text or listed items to show that they are considered as a unit.
  • Ellipsis: Three equally spaced points to indicate the omission of words in a quotation.