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.

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We also have an infographic with some of the more common punctuation examples to use and share ( just give us a credit please!)

Punctuation infographic Making English Fun

The Download for the punctuation worksheets are below.

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.
Dash‚ÄďI went to school from 1986 ‚Äď 1992use between numbers or dates
Hyphen‚Äďex-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√ó4}+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 ‚ÄėI didn‚Äôt know what to do. possession or omission
Quotation marks ‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĚShe said ‚ÄĚ I really enjoy singing.‚ÄĚindicated spoken words

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Punctuation and Grammar ‚Äď Parveen Sharma

I have been a teacher of English for over 15 years, in that time i made hundreds and thousands of resources and learnt so much i think its worth sharing. Hopefully to help teachers and parents around the world.