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Creating Contractions Part 2
Creating Contractions Part 2
Worksheet
Creating Contractions Part 2
Give students practice shortening phrases into contractions and correctly placing that apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #2
Shrink Ray Contractions #2
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #2
Help your fifth grader practice spelling contractions and identifying the words they stand for by zapping them with the contraction shrink ray!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation Practice: Matching
Punctuation Practice: Matching
Worksheet
Punctuation Practice: Matching
Turn your fourth grader into a punctuation pro! Draw lines to match the pictures of the punctuation marks with their correct names.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #1
Shrink Ray Contractions #1
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #1
Give your fifth grader a spin on the contraction shrink ray to help him tackle identifying and spelling contractions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Grammar
Text Grammar
Worksheet
Text Grammar
Help your tween regain command of formal writing with this worksheet that translates text grammar back into complete sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Irregulars!
Find the Irregulars!
Worksheet
Find the Irregulars!
Help students get to know irregular plural nouns like the backs of their hands. Students will identify which words on this worksheet get irregular when the noun changes from singular to plural.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Contraction Action #4
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Master contractions with this practice sheet! Your child will build his grammar and writing skills as he creates and breaks down these contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Building Fluency with Punctuation
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Building Fluency with Punctuation.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Exercise
Comma After an Introductory Phrase or Clause 1
Help inject personality into your students' written work with this exercise that helps them understand introductory phrases and how to incorporate them into their own writing correctly.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Count the Plurals
Count the Plurals
Worksheet
Count the Plurals
Counting and reading skills combine in this worksheet that will have students taking a closer look at the details of the big picture.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possession Obsession Practice
Possession Obsession Practice
Worksheet
Possession Obsession Practice
Have you figured out apostrophes? After learning this super easy rule for how to use possessive apostrophes, students will gracefully dance their way through any expression that shows possession.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Statements and Questions: Halloween Edition
Statements and Questions: Halloween Edition
Worksheet
Statements and Questions: Halloween Edition
This worksheet helps students know the difference between statements and questions, in spooky fashion for Halloween.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Direct Address
Direct Address
Worksheet
Direct Address
Practice writing and saying direct address questions with this page from our upcoming punctuation workbook.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Apostrophes
Using Apostrophes
Worksheet
Using Apostrophes
This reporter needs help punctuating her report! Can your child help her? In this worksheet, she will have to punctuate the paragraph with apostrophes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Up Contractions
Adding Up Contractions
Worksheet
Adding Up Contractions
Need a little extra contraction practice? You've come to the right place! Kids can work on combining two words to make one in this contraction activity. This can also be used as an assessment!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #3
Shrink Ray Contractions #3
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #3
Fifth graders build their contraction knowledge by helping the shrink ray identify words that can be combined and writing the corresponding contractions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tag Questions
Tag Questions
Worksheet
Tag Questions
Learn how to properly write and say tag questions with this fun excerpt from our upcoming punctuation workbook.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #8
Contraction Action #8
Worksheet
Contraction Action #8
Encourage your young writer to master contractions with this practice worksheet. He'll try breaking down and creating contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #4
Shrink Ray Contractions #4
Worksheet
Shrink Ray Contractions #4
Boost your fifth grader's contraction knowledge with this worksheet that challenges him to transform words into contractions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #7
Contraction Action #7
Worksheet
Contraction Action #7
Help build fundamental grammar skills, and practice some contraction action! Your student will create and break down some common contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Search It Out
Search It Out
Worksheet
Search It Out
Help familiarize students with plural word forms as they search them out in this plural word search.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
Worksheet
Non-Identifying Clause and Commas
What's a non-identifying clause? It's just a part of a sentence that gives extra info. See where to put the commas with this punctuation worksheet!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Before Closer 2
Comma Before Closer 2
Exercise
Comma Before Closer 2
Have your fifth graders master their written phrasing with these exercises that ask them to identify punctuation placement and closer phrases.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Contraction Action #9
Contraction Action #9
Worksheet
Contraction Action #9
Budding writers can get a grasp on contractions with this helpful practice sheet! Your child will be building grammar and punctuations skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Construction Zone
Construction Zone
Worksheet
Construction Zone
Searching for a worksheet to help your third grader with contractions? This printable is perfect for young readers working on vocabulary skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.