Name three punctuation marks?
Using Different Punctuation Marks
Punctuation marks help break up sentences and make them easier to read. Common punctuation marks include commas, periods, exclamation marks, and question marks. Knowing when to use different punctuation marks can help you communicate your ideas more clearly!
USING DIFFERENT PUNCTUATION MARKS
Period: A period is a punctuation mark (.) that is used to signal the end of a statement or idea.
Question Mark: A question mark (?) is used at the end of a sentence to indicate that it is a question.
Exclamation Point: An exclamation point (!) is used at the end of a sentence to indicate that it is an expression of strong emotion, such as surprise or excitement.
Did you know?
The exclamation mark (!) is the oldest punctuation mark in the English language, dating back to the 15th century. The idea of the question mark (?) was first introduced to the English language in the 16th century. The asterisk (*) is used to indicate a footnote or comment in a document, but it was originally used to stand for omitted letters in a word.
What are some common punctuation marks and how do they help us to express ourselves when writing?
How can we use different punctuation marks to create creative effects in our writing?
What punctuation marks have you used in your writing today?
How does punctuation help your writing to be understood better by your readers?
Brain break: Draw a pineapple participating in a karaoke singing contest
In pairs: Select one task
Question: How can you use different punctuation marks to make your writing more interesting?
Punctuation marks can be used to show emotion and give emphasis. You can use a dash to separate ideas or create an interruption in a sentence. Punctuation marks are also used to show a pause in your writing.
A: Work in pairs to create a story about a character using different punctuation marks. B: Draw a picture that illustrates the different punctuation marks and how they are used in your story.
Which punctuation mark is used to indicate the end of a sentence?
- Exclamation mark (!)
- Comma (,)
- Period (.)
Which punctuation mark is used to separate items in a list?
- Comma (,)
- Colon (:)
- Question mark (?)
Which punctuation mark is used to show possession or contraction?
- Apostrophe (')
- Hyphen (-)
- Quotation marks (")
Which punctuation mark is used to indicate strong emphasis or surprise?
- Semicolon (;)
- Parentheses ()
- Exclamation Mark (!)
Which punctuation marks are used to enclose a quotation within a sentence?
- Quotation Marks (")
- Ellipsis (...)
- Brackets ()
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between using a period and using an exclamation point to end a sentence?