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Punctuation Worksheets and Activities

Teaching your students to use punctuation in accordance to the conventions of the language is quite a task. There is so much to learn that often even the teachers aren’t certain about all of the rules. If you are feeling at all uncertain, I suggest that you first brush up on your understanding of sentence structure.

This page contains an overview of all of the punctuation worksheets and activities on this site. I hope that you find these activities useful in your pursuit.


Practice with Commas Worksheet – Put commas where they belong. A few of the sentences do not need commas.
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The Mystery of Easter Island and Commas Worksheet – Put the commas where they belong while learning interesting facts about Easter Island. Includes a brief review section.
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Comma Uses Handout – Not actually a worksheet, but a handout that show students 10 uses for commas and also details some frequent misuses.
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Commas, Colons, and Semicolons PowerPoint Lesson – This animated slideshow will teach students about the appropriate and necessary conditions for using punctuation. This lesson includes a practice activity after the lesson.
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Practice End Marks 1 – Students read each sentence and determine whether to put a period, exclamation point, or question mark at the end. What a great way to finish a unit on sentence types.
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Practice with End Marks 2 – This worksheet has over 30 end mark problems to help your students achieve mastery.
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Commas or Semicolons Worksheet 1: Determine whether the clauses need to be joined with commas or semicolons. Put the proper punctuation on the blank. Then write original sentences using semicolons.
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Commas or Semicolons Worksheet 02 – Want a reason to celebrate? How about another 20 problem comma or semicolon worksheet? Wait. It gets better. You can complete it online using any device with a modern Internet browser. Seriously. Try it out.
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Sentence Combining with Pirates: Combine the sentences to make compound and complex sentences. Remove or add words if necessary. After you have combined the sentences, circle whether you created a compound or complex sentence.
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The Death of Hamilton Sentence Combining Activity: read the passage about the Hamilton/Burr duel. Add sophistication by combining sentences and rewriting the passage. Add coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and use semicolons and commas.
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4 Comments

  1. R C

     /  March 9, 2017

    Are there answer sheets?

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  2. ali raza

     /  January 4, 2017

    English is a important language

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  3. Tiffany Williams

     /  March 28, 2013

    On the Compound complex worksheet, I believe the students’ answer choices are to read “compound or complex” vs. “simple or complex”…

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