Free Punctuation Worksheets

Here we have a set of free punctuation worksheets for Kindergarten and ESL Students. These are a free download to help you teach punctuation to children for the first time. Punctuation can be a tricky concept for students of English and hopefully these punctuation worksheets help.

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These worksheets are aimed at introducing the concept of punctuation marks to younger or beginner learners of English. So they only cover the Full stop, the Question Mark and the Exclamation Mark.

Punctuation Worksheets

We will create more advanced resources and punctuation worksheets covering other punctuation marks in due course so keep a look out for them.

if you just want to grab these worksheets then you can use the link below, but if you want to know a little more like how many punctuation marks there are in English, why English has punctuation and some use cases then read on after the picture 🙂

How Many Punctuation Marks are there in the English Language.

There are 14 commonly used punctuation marks in English. These include the following:

Punctuation MarkSymbolSentence ExampleExample of Usage
Full Stop / Period.The dog was sitting.Indicates end of sentence.
Exclamation Point!I am so Excited!Adds Emphasis
Question Mark?What time is it?indicates direct question
Comma,She went shopping, and then had lunch. to separate sentences
Colon:I dislike only one animal: Cats.Links two related clauses.
Semicolon;I didn’t do well on the exam; I didn’t study hard enough. Even closer related clauses.
DashI went to school from 1986 – 1992use between numbers or dates
Hyphenex-girlfriend, step-by-stepcan be used to split compound words
Brackets[ ]My teacher [Mr. Ford] agrees says I did very well. to clarify when quoting
Braces{ }4{3×4}+2used usually in maths
Parenthesis ( )my coat (which was ripped) let the rain in as an aside, can use commas often as well.
Ellipsis this was one small step for a man… Neil Armstrong said. omission of words
Apostrophe I didn’t know what to do. possession or omission
Quotation marks ” ”She said ” I really enjoy singing.”indicated spoken words

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Happy Teaching! If you want more information on punctuation you can check out the paper below.

Punctuation and Grammar – Parveen Sharma

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