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Personal Narrative Writing
Personal Narrative Writing
Workbook
Personal Narrative Writing
Personal narrative writing is all about you—the writer! Kids will enjoy writing about themselves, from personal experiences and to feelings and emotions. Plus, they'll learn how to map a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Workbook
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading and writing: You can't have one without the other! Get familiar with every facet of literature in this workbook. It's packed with literary analysis activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fix the Sentences: Bicycle Ride
Fix the Sentences: Bicycle Ride
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Bicycle Ride
These sentences about bike riding have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this second grade writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
End of Year Irregular Plural Nouns Check-in
End of Year Irregular Plural Nouns Check-in
Worksheet
End of Year Irregular Plural Nouns Check-in
Have your second graders conquered those tricky irregular plural nouns? Time to find out! Assess your students abilities to change irregular nouns from singular to plural with this quick assessment activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tricky Words
Tricky Words
Lesson Plan
Tricky Words
Your students won’t be tricked when they discover digital tools that help them spell homophones and plurals correctly. Your students will also learn about times when they shouldn’t take an automatic spelling suggestion on their devices!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Possessive Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Lesson Plan
Possessive Pronouns
Get your students excited about possessive pronouns with this fun lost-and-found inspired lesson. By talking about items that belong to themselves and their classmates, kids be gain a better understanding of denoting possession.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
Worksheet
Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
A written passage without punctuation can be very difficult to read! With this worksheet, your child will punctuate this excerpt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pronouns
Pronouns
Guided Lesson
Pronouns
Mastering pronouns enables students' writing to be more sophisticated. They are able to construct more complex sentences and express ideas more original ways. This short unit focuses on possessive, indefinite and reflexive pronouns, in addition to pronoun and antecedent agreement.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Is It the Same?
Is It the Same?
Lesson Plan
Is It the Same?
Students will enjoy this fast-paced lesson as they incorporate acting, reading, and detective work while learning how to use context clues in fiction.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practice Punctuation
Practice Punctuation
Worksheet
Practice Punctuation
Written passages look pretty silly without punctuation, and sometimes they're difficult to read! Practice punctuating this excerpt from classic literature.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exclamation Mark!
Exclamation Mark!
Lesson Plan
Exclamation Mark!
This is a lesson to introduce the students to an end of the sentence punctuation: the exclamation mark. The emphasis will be correlated to a sentence type, in particular, the exclamatory sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pronoun Review: Possessive, Relative, and Indefinite
Pronoun Review: Possessive, Relative, and Indefinite
Worksheet
Pronoun Review: Possessive, Relative, and Indefinite
Students will review pronoun basics before going over three specific types of pronouns!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Lesson Plan
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Challenge your students to make their personal narratives come to life with strong action words, feelings, and thoughts. This lesson will help young learners develop their creativity and writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Feature Concentration
Word Feature Concentration
Lesson Plan
Word Feature Concentration
Games are a great way to help students look closer at words! In this lesson, students will learn more about contractions and consonant pairs by creating their own games of concentration.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Power of Persuasion
The Power of Persuasion
Lesson Plan
The Power of Persuasion
Teach your students the power of persuasion by preparing them to write persuasive letters. This lesson, complete with brainstorming activities, allows young writers to unlock their inner rhetoricians.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Punctuation: Lost and Found!
Punctuation: Lost and Found!
Lesson Plan
Punctuation: Lost and Found!
Help, help! Some sentences are missing an end mark! Throughout this lesson, your students will solve the "mystery" of missing punctuation marks and learn the difference between a period, question mark, and exclamation point.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fun and Formal Writing
Fun and Formal Writing
Workbook
Fun and Formal Writing
Entice young writers to dabble in both formal, research-based writing as well as creative writing. These open-ended exercises help kids write dialogue and exposition while crafting essays or stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Worksheet
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in Dates and Addresses
Help your third grader hone her punctuation skills with this worksheet that explains how to use commas in dates and addresses.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End Punctuation 1
End Punctuation 1
Exercise
End Punctuation 1
The punctuation mark with which you end a sentence can change the tone of your statement completely. Teach your third grader how to identify these different tones and their appropriate uses with these exercises made just for them.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Parts of Speech Word Hunt
Parts of Speech Word Hunt
Worksheet
Parts of Speech Word Hunt
Students will search for verbs, conjunctions, adjectives, articles, possessive pronouns, and nouns. Then, they will categorize that word by coloring it a certain color. Just read, think, and color!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Lesson Plan
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Walk your young writers through the letter-writing process, including formatting, drafting, and editing. Use the checklist to ensure that all of the important parts of the letter are included and the details are polished.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All Kinds of Pronouns: Practice
All Kinds of Pronouns: Practice
Worksheet
All Kinds of Pronouns: Practice
Identifying pronouns can help writers understand the way English words work together.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Kids practice using quotation marks correctly and identifying words that should be capitalized in this grammar and punctuation worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Matching Game
Contraction Matching Game
Worksheet
Contraction Matching Game
Is your kid having trouble with contractions? Try out this simple memory matching game.
2nd 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.