What is absolutely amazing is that these little swiggles make sense to every human that can speak the English language. How did they get everyone to agree that a question mark was in fact a question mark? It all started in third century BC when three consecutive dots were proposed to remedy run-on sentences. Using the correct punctuation adds clarity to your writing, making it easier to understand. The following collection of worksheets will help your students practice using the correct symbols as they are needed. Activities include completing sentences with the correct mark, adding commas in the correct place within given sentences, writing original sentences and using commas correctly according to the specific prompts, punctuating given sentences correctly, differentiating between colons and semicolons, rewriting given words using apostrophes, and more.
The worksheets located on this page basically cover just about every commonly used punctuation mark there is. If you are looking for materials on specific forms of punctuation, we also have work on using commas, quotations marks, and proper capitalization. These can be very helpful as you learn to proofread your own work and that of others. I always recommend that you read the words aloud when you are editing it brings it to life more and can help you spot mistakes quicker. If you can find one that we miss, please let us know and we'll put those together for you.