Punctuation Everywhere!

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11558

Waitthissentenceisntrightcanyoufixit - Was that hard to read? What would make it easier? Do you see what is at the end of these sentences? Watch a video and play an online game to learn punctuation!

categories

Grammar

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Visual
personality style
Otter
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

What do these symbols mean?

end punctuation

Can you name the symbols in the picture?

You may recognize them as a period, an exclamation mark, and a question mark. Tell your parent or teacher where you have seen these symbols used. You may have said you use a period mark, question mark, and exclamation mark at the end of a sentence when you are writing. Can you tell your teacher when to use each end mark?

In this lesson, you will explore each end mark and when to use it. Watch the Punctuation Explained (by Punctuation!) | Scratch Garden video to see punctuation explained:

 

Now, tell your teacher or parent what you remember from the video.


When should you use a period mark? A period mark is used in two types of sentences:

A declarative sentence tells a statement or opinion.

Examples:

  • I have a puppy.
  • I want a puppy.

An imperative sentence gives a command.

Examples:

  • Please sit down.
  • Johnny, put your shoes on your feet.

A question mark is used in one type of sentence.

An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark.

Examples:

  • Are we there yet?
  • What time is it?

The last type of sentence uses an exclamation mark.

An exclamatory sentence is said with great emotion. This sentence is filled with excitement, surprise, anger, or happiness.

Examples:

  • Watch out!
  • It's my birthday tomorrow!

Tell your teacher a sentence for each of the four types of sentences and tell what type of sentence it is.

Great sentence!

You will explore punctuation more in the Got It? section.

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