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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Game
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Kids practice placing apostrophes in possessive nouns in this underwater game!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
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
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
Informational Text 3
Informational Text 3
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 3
Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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
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
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Worksheet
February 2021 Calendar: Days and Dates
Children practice identifying and writing calendar days and dates in this February 2021 Days and Dates worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Play
Word Play
Guided Lesson
Word Play
This word play lesson teaches second graders about diphthongs (ow, ou, oi, oy and ew words) and tricky plural nouns (geese, feet, mice). It also introduces kids to the bossy R rule, which states that when the letter r follows a vowel it changes the way the word is pronouced, for example far, car, and fur. These rules can help second graders advance their reading fluency and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Great Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
Great Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
Boost grammar knowledge with this great worksheet that's all about possessive pronouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Grammar Galore
Grammar Galore
Workbook
Grammar Galore
Get your fifth grader clued into advanced grammar. She'll get to edit a few improper sentences, work on different parts of speech, and practice using correct punctuation marks.
5th 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
Spelling 1
Spelling 1
Guided Lesson
Spelling 1
Spelling is a core language arts skill in the third grade curriculum. You can support kids' spelling skills with this guided lesson that features targeted instruction in common spelling patterns, as well as plenty of chances to practice. The content of this lesson was created by our team of teachers and curriculum experts. For even more spelling practice, consider downloading and printing our recommended spelling worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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

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.