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Punctuation: Full Stops, Capital Letters, Question Marks and Exclamation Marks 3

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

'Punctuation: Full Stops, Capital Letters, Question Marks and Exclamation Marks 3' 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 from behind a book

I can read!

Little girl reading a book

Yes you can!

 

Little girl peeking from behind a book

I can read lots of words.

Little girl reading a book

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?

 

A full stop

A question mark

When do we use these?

 

At the end of every sentence

To show someone is surprised, scared or excited

 Pick the best sentence.

Little girl under her umbrella in the rain

I love jumping in puddles?

I love jumping in puddles!

Pick the best sentence. 

Witch on a broom

Watch out for the wicked witch.

Watch out for the wicked witch!

Pick the best sentence.

Food triangle

Do you prefer eating fruit or vegetables!

Do you prefer eating fruit or vegetables?

Some of these sentences are not finished properly.

Tick the sentences that should have question marks at the end.

Zebra

I love zebras.

How many stripes does a zebra have.

That zebra has a really long tail.

Zebras live in the grass plains of Africa.

What do zebras eat.

Have you ever seen a zebra.

Some of these sentences are not finished properly.

Tick the sentences that should have exclamation marks at the end.

Bee

I thought all bees lived in hives.

Aagghh, there's a bee.

I can't believe that bees make honey.

This is a bumble bee.

How do they make the honey.

Bees are striped black and orangey-yellow.

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Crabs

there are lots of different types of crabs in the ocean

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Tortoise and the hare

who won the race

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Husky dogs pulling a sleigh

husky dogs can pull sleighs through the snow

  • Question 1

What is this?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A question mark
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for giving this a try. 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?

 

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.

Little girl under her umbrella in the rain

CORRECT ANSWER
I love jumping in puddles!
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence needs an exclamation mark to show the girl is excited about the puddles. We do not need to use a question mark as there is not a question being asked.
  • Question 4

Pick the best sentence. 

Witch on a broom

CORRECT ANSWER
Watch out for the wicked witch!
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! This sentence needs an exclamation mark to show someone is scared of the wicked witch. Remember we use an exclamation mark to show something is scary or exciting.
  • Question 5

Pick the best sentence.

Food triangle

CORRECT ANSWER
Do you prefer eating fruit or vegetables?
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it correct? This sentence is asking a question so it needs a question mark at the end. Keep up the fantastic effort!
  • Question 6

Some of these sentences are not finished properly.

Tick the sentences that should have question marks at the end.

Zebra

CORRECT ANSWER
How many stripes does a zebra have.
What do zebras eat.
Have you ever seen a zebra.
EDDIE SAYS
Any sentences that are asking questions must use a question mark at the end instead of a full stop. Give the next question a go!
  • Question 7

Some of these sentences are not finished properly.

Tick the sentences that should have exclamation marks at the end.

Bee

CORRECT ANSWER
I thought all bees lived in hives.
Aagghh, there's a bee.
I can't believe that bees make honey.
EDDIE SAYS
These sentences need exclamation marks to show someone is surprised, excited or scared. Super effort!
  • Question 8

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Crabs

there are lots of different types of crabs in the ocean

CORRECT ANSWER
There are lots of different types of crabs in the ocean.
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence needs a capital letter to start and a full stop to finish. Keep it up superstar!
  • Question 9

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Tortoise and the hare

who won the race

CORRECT ANSWER
Who won the race?
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence is asking a question so it needs a question mark at the end. Nearly there! You have got this!
  • Question 10

Type this sentence again using the correct punctuation.

 

Husky dogs pulling a sleigh

husky dogs can pull sleighs through the snow

CORRECT ANSWER
Husky dogs can pull sleighs through the snow.
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that every sentence must start with a capital letter. This sentence needs a full stop to finish. Great effort!
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