A great tip to follow when learning new forms of punctuation is to
always read sentences aloud, if you are not sure how it should be punctuated.
Punctuation marks are put in place in writing to demonstrate to the reader how a passage was constructed and how it should be read. A comma tells us to take a slight pause. The exclamation mark tells us that the writer had strong feelings coming off a sentence. The period tells us that a thought has ended. A question mark, well, tells us we are looking for a response. When we want to connect two sentences or thoughts, we use a semi-colon. Students have a great deal of difficulty with that symbol's usage. These worksheets will help students master the proper punctuation of various sentences.
Colons - These symbols are used to add a layer of separation between two independent clauses. In most cases the second clause provides an explanation for the first.
Comma Use Within Sentences - When used in this fashion the comma helps the reader gauge what in the sentence is the most important.
Ellipsis Omission - These symbols help writers save space in their work and help point out important things.
End Punctuation - Students will learn what should be placed at the end of a sentence and why.
Exclamation Marks - When you what to express a heightened level of excitement, these are your go to.
Italics and Underlining - We use this type of formatting to make our words or phrases stick out. We show you how to proper use them.
Periods - We show you how to properly use this symbol to end off complete thoughts.
Question Marks - When you are looking for answers, this is your go to symbol of choice.
Quotation Marks - When you want to compile that exact words that someone has vocalized and written.
The Rules - These worksheets focus on the general rules that govern the use of these marks and symbols.
Semicolons - We use these to join to clauses or parts of a sentence when they are given equal emphasis.
Using Apostrophes - They have many different uses including displaying possession and plurals.