Proper punctuation is crucial to writing and expressing your thoughts clearly. With our engaging punctuation worksheets, your students will discover how to use every punctuation mark they need. Suitable for all levels from preschool to fifth grade, these punctuation worksheets explore everything from the basics of ending sentences to the different functions of apostrophes, colons, commas, and more!
Tips for Teaching Punctuation
Good punctuation is a skill that will benefit your child for the rest of her life. Download and print our punctuation worksheets and introduce your child to the period, comma, colon, apostrophe, and more! Here are some additional strategies for teaching your child proper punctuation:
As you may have discovered, kids love to correct adults! One fun way to reinforce punctuation is to write a paragraph with periods, commas and questions marks all in the wrong places and ask your child to correct your work.
Take turns reading aloud with your child, paying attention to stops (periods), pauses (commas), and inflections (question marks). This will help your child pay much closer attention to these symbols in her writing.
Take a stack of index cards, and on each card draw all the punctuation symbols your child is learning. Then write down the names of those punctuation marks, one per card. Mix the cards up, turn them face down, and play a version of punctuation go fish!