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Punctuation: Full Stops, Capital Letters, Question Marks and Exclamation Marks 2

In this worksheet, students are introduced to punctuation and practise using the correct terminology.

'Punctuation: Full Stops, Capital Letters, Question Marks and Exclamation Marks 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Punctuate Sentences

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Little girl peeking out from behind a book

I can read!

Little girl reading

Yes you can!

 

Little girl peeking out from behind a book

I can read lots of words.

Little girl reading

Can you?

That is great!

 

 

When you read, you use punctuation to help you. 

  

 

full stops

.

 

We use full stops to finish sentences.

 

 

question marks

?

 

We use ? to finish sentences that are asking a question.

 

 

exclamation marks

!

 

We use ! to finish sentences when we want to show surprise, excitement or something scary.

 

 

capital letters

We can read.

 

We use capital letters to start sentences.

 

 

Try and remember these as you answer the questions.

What is this?

Question mark 

A full stop

A question mark

When do we use these?

Exclamation mark 

At the end of every sentence

To show someone is surprised, scared or excited

 Pick the best sentence.

Red Train 

Quick, the train is leaving!

Quick, the train is leaving?

Pick the best sentence. 

 

Jammy Dodger

How many biscuits did I make?

How many biscuits did I make!

Pick the best sentence.

 

Birthday party

Everyone is having fun at the party!

Everyone is having fun at the party.

 Pick the best sentence.

Zebra

Have you ever seen a zebra!

Have you ever seen a zebra?

Type this sentence again with a capital letter to start and a full stop to finish.

 

Pot of felt tip pens

there are lots of different colour pens in the jar

Type this sentence again with a capital letter to start and a full stop to finish.

 

Log fire

we used wood to make a campfire

Type this sentence again correctly.

How will you finish your sentence?

 

Percussion instruments

which instrument makes the most noise

Type this sentence again correctly.

How will you finish your sentence?

 

Red sports car

sports cars are my favourite

  • Question 1

What is this?

Question mark 

CORRECT ANSWER
A question mark
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember from the introduction? This is a question mark. We use this instead of a full stop to show someone has asked a question.
  • Question 2

When do we use these?

Exclamation mark 

CORRECT ANSWER
To show someone is surprised, scared or excited
EDDIE SAYS
This is an exclamation mark. We use this instead of a full stop to show when something is exciting, scary or someone is shouting. Keep going super star!
  • Question 3

 Pick the best sentence.

Red Train 

CORRECT ANSWER
Quick, the train is leaving!
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence needs an exclamation mark to show someone is surprised that the train is leaving. We do not use a question mark as a question is not being asked. Great effort! Give the next question a try.
  • Question 4

Pick the best sentence. 

 

Jammy Dodger

CORRECT ANSWER
How many biscuits did I make?
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? This sentence is asking a question so it needs a question mark at the end.
  • Question 5

Pick the best sentence.

 

Birthday party

CORRECT ANSWER
Everyone is having fun at the party!
Everyone is having fun at the party.
EDDIE SAYS
In this case both sentences are right but an exclamation can be used instead of a full stop to show excitement! You can do this!
  • Question 6

 Pick the best sentence.

Zebra

CORRECT ANSWER
Have you ever seen a zebra?
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? This sentence is asking a question so it needs a question mark at the end. You will be an expert by the end! Keep practising.
  • Question 7

Type this sentence again with a capital letter to start and a full stop to finish.

 

Pot of felt tip pens

there are lots of different colour pens in the jar

CORRECT ANSWER
There are lots of different colour pens in the jar.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to start your sentence with a capital letter? You must use a full stop after your last word to show that the sentence has finished.
  • Question 8

Type this sentence again with a capital letter to start and a full stop to finish.

 

Log fire

we used wood to make a campfire

CORRECT ANSWER
We used wood to make a campfire.
EDDIE SAYS
In this example you need to remember your capital letter to start your sentence off and the finish with a full stop. Nearly there! You have got this!
  • Question 9

Type this sentence again correctly.

How will you finish your sentence?

 

Percussion instruments

which instrument makes the most noise

CORRECT ANSWER
Which instrument makes the most noise?
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Every sentence needs to start with a capital letter.
This sentence is asking a question so it needs a question mark at the end.
  • Question 10

Type this sentence again correctly.

How will you finish your sentence?

 

Red sports car

sports cars are my favourite

CORRECT ANSWER
Sports cars are my favourite.
Sports cars are my favourite!
EDDIE SAYS
Both sentences are right but an exclamation mark can be used instead of a full stop to show excitement! You must always start a sentence with a capital letter.
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