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Conjunctions and Commas
Conjunctions and Commas
Worksheet
Conjunctions and Commas
Children practice using commas and conjunctions to join two sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make it Plural: The Irregular Edition
Make it Plural: The Irregular Edition
Worksheet
Make it Plural: The Irregular Edition
Some words are tricky to spell when they are plural. This worksheet reviews the plural form of irregular words like tooth, deer, foot, mouse, fish, woman, and cactus.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ending Punctuation
Ending Punctuation
Worksheet
Ending Punctuation
How do you know if a sentence is a question or a statement? Your child can practice her ending punctuation marks with this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Contractions
Reading Contractions
Worksheet
Reading Contractions
How comfortable are your first graders with reading and understanding contractions? Use this one-on-one assessment to check your students’ abilities to read common contractions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commas for Kids
Commas for Kids
Worksheet
Commas for Kids
Using commas for kids, and adults, can be a tricky thing. This worksheet puts practice together with a mix of different sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Dive into contractions with this worksheet that asks kids to complete each sentence with the proper contraction.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
The use of apostrophes in writing can be challenging for students to understand, but practice makes perfect with these exercises that allow them to learn individually.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Exercise
Comma to Combine Short Sentences 1
Merging short sentences into fluid phrases is key in essay and report writing. Help your third grader master this skill early on with these exercises.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Letter Greetings and Closings
Letter Greetings and Closings
Exercise
Letter Greetings and Closings
Written communication skills are essential for success in professional settings in today's world. Help your students get ahead with these exercises that challenge them to test their knowledge and provide them with helpful hints!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
Lesson Plan
Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Crystal Clear Contractions
Crystal Clear Contractions
Worksheet
Crystal Clear Contractions
Contractions will become crystal clear for your students when they practice contraction formation with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
August 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this August 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Lion and the Mouse
Punctuation: The Lion and the Mouse
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Lion and the Mouse
If you're looking for some punctuation practice, here's the worksheet for you! Read the fable, and then add in all the missing punctuation marks.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
November 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this November 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Students will look over a sample reading response letter and identify important elements in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
Worksheet
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
"The book of the teacher" sounds so clumsy compared to "the teacher's book." This third grade writing worksheet shows kids how to make possessive nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
More Punctuation and Capitalization
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
In this practice worksheet, children develop their punctuation skills as they correct five sentences and rewrite five more.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Comma Rules for Kids
Worksheet
Comma Rules for Kids
Breakdown basic comma rules for kids using this worksheet that lists five common rules for that tricky punctuation mark!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Lesson Plan
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
There is great wonder in building things and taking them apart. Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to construct and deconstruct contractions while correctly using an apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Checklist
After students have learned about reading response letters they can use this checklist to polish their own letter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Checklist
Letter Checklist
Worksheet
Letter Checklist
There are a lot of parts to a letter. This checklist helps students ensure they have a complete and polished piece of correspondence. It includes the main parts of a letter; conventions; format; and tips for how to choose a closing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Commas
Using Commas
Worksheet
Using Commas
Comma usage is a tricky task! Is your student up to the challenge? This grammar sheet will quiz your child on his knowledge of commas.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophe Review
Possessive Apostrophe Review
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophe Review
This activity will review that one simple rule and provide some examples to apply this rule.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
May 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
May 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
May 2020 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this May 2020 Day and Date Worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Imperative Sentences
Imperative Sentences
Worksheet
Imperative Sentences
Finish this worksheet! Practice giving commands with this exercise that explores imperative sentences.
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.