Basic Punctuation in Kindergarten

In kindergarten, students must know the name of basic punctuation marks. Here is a free printable download to help students identify when to use a period and a question mark as well as name them. Students can determine whether the sentence is a telling statement or an asking question. Finishing off the sentence with the correct punctuation mark makes it “pretty.”

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Basic Punctuation in Kindergarten

Kindergarten Punctuation Activity

Work on naming “.” and “?” and deciding which is the appropriate way to end a sentence. This free printable set of sentences and punctuation cards works as a whole group or small group activity. Follow up with a worksheet as needed or send home as homework. Students cut and paste the correct ending punctuation mark on emergent reader sentences.


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