Grammar and Mechanics Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.2-4.1

Core Standard

Mechanics refers to things in language that follow specific rules and how they interact to produce a coherent sentence. In most cases we attribute mechanics being directly correlated to spelling and punctuation, but it is much deeper than that. There are many things that go into writing that are not found in speech. Mechanics is all about being able to describe the spoken word in written form. Through the proper use of punctuation, we can really project speech into text. To be honest, this skill often presents itself in the editing and proofreading stage of our work after we create the first draft. While this may seem like an afterthought, this is a critical portion of becoming a quality writer. These worksheets will help students put together a solid handle on the mechanics used for written speech.