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Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization
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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
Combining Words
Combining Words
Lesson Plan
Combining Words
Condense and combine! In this lesson, students will learn how to combine words to form contractions and hyphenated compound words. Spelling becomes easy when it’s just a matter of pairing words up!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
Lesson Plan
Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Lesson Plan
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Be a Sentence Mechanic
Be a Sentence Mechanic
Workbook
Be a Sentence Mechanic
These worksheets will strengthen your fourth grader's writing conventions and sentence construction, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Tricky Plural Nouns Practice
Tricky Plural Nouns Practice
Worksheet
Tricky Plural Nouns Practice
Children use context to fill in the plural forms of a few extra challenging regular and irregular nouns in this practice worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Construct a Friendly Letter
Construct a Friendly Letter
Worksheet
Construct a Friendly Letter
With this worksheet, friendly letters will be under construction!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Once Upon a Question Mark
Once Upon a Question Mark
Lesson Plan
Once Upon a Question Mark
What's the question? In this lesson about question marks, students will learn how to write and identify questions, generate their own questions, and read with punctuation marks in mind.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Contraction Match-Up
Contraction Match-Up
Lesson Plan
Contraction Match-Up
Contractions can be tricky, but they don't have to be! Through this lesson, students will gain hands-on experience putting words together to form common contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Let’s Get Irregular
Let’s Get Irregular
Lesson Plan
Let’s Get Irregular
Second graders know about plural nouns, but things get trickier when they are introduced to irregular forms. In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to irregular plural nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Women's hats or womens' hats. This apostrophe worksheet shows where to put those tricky possessive apostrophes in nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
June 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
June 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
June 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this June 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Develop your student's reading and writing skills with these exercises that expand upon their knowledge of apostrophes in the written word by putting them in the context of contractions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Contraction Actions
Contraction Actions
Lesson Plan
Contraction Actions
Help your students spring into action with contractions! With this lesson, your students will create contractions from the words will, not, and have. With a focus on spelling and word structure, they will be empowered to use contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Noun Sort
Noun Sort
Worksheet
Noun Sort
Can your second graders differentiate between singular and plural nouns? Let's find out! Use this sorting activity to let your students distinguish between singular and plural using regular and irregular plural nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Expand on your punctuation mark lessons with these exercises that allow your students to see apostrophes in action by creating plural possessive nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Irregular Plurals: Plural Practice 1
Irregular Plurals: Plural Practice 1
Worksheet
Irregular Plurals: Plural Practice 1
Some words require more than an S to become plurals. In this worksheet, kids practice using irregular plurals by connecting images to their correct noun.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Put proper punctuation into practice with these read-along stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pronouns Working Together
Pronouns Working Together
Lesson Plan
Pronouns Working Together
When we use pronouns to take the place of nouns, we have to make sure that the pronoun and noun agree. This lesson will help students connect the noun and pronoun and make sure they agree.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Editing
Sentence Editing
Worksheet
Sentence Editing
This fun and spooky worksheet focuses on sentence editing. Your student will correct all the grammatical errors he finds in the worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Crafting
Sentence Crafting
Lesson Plan
Sentence Crafting
Enjoy fun games and activities while learning to craft varied sentences! Creating sentences is like playing with construction blocks. You can combine ideas by making compound sentences — and link descriptive phrases into them. Students enjoy fun games and activities while learning to make varied sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's Up with This Poem
What's Up with This Poem
Worksheet
What's Up with This Poem
Help students analyze the words and form of a poem with this fun worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Fox and the Crow
Punctuation: The Fox and the Crow
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Fox and the Crow
Children read and punctuate a short Aesop's fable in this engaging worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creating Compound Sentences
Creating Compound Sentences
Worksheet
Creating Compound Sentences
Use this exercise to help your student create a compound sentence from two simple sentences, using a comma and a coordinating conjunction.
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.