Recognize and name end punctuation
Recognize and name end punctuation

Recognize and name end punctuation

I can recognize, name, and use end punctuation.

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End punctuation helps us organize our writing. Without periods, exclamation marks, and question marks, reading a book would be quite the challenge.

End punctuation also helps us understand tone better. A period may not tell us much, but an exclamation point helps emphasize a point or convey excitement, while a question mark conveys uncertainty. End punctuation is a foundational skill in teaching young students.



Learning objective

Students will be able to recognize, name, and use end punctuation.


Students will read three sentences with expression. Each sentence will have different end punctuation, including periods, question marks, and exclamation points.


The lesson will go over end punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation mark), the special marks to show that a sentence or full thought has ended. Students will sort the punctuation marks to their designated boxes. They will read three sentences and match the punctuation marks to their purposes. They will read several sentences and fill in the blank at the end of each sentence with appropriate punctuation. Next, they will read a sentence and choose between 2 given punctuation marks to drag and place at the end of the sentence.


The students are given 10 questions which ask in which context we use a period, exclamation point, or question mark, then students are given sentences and they must identify the correct end punctuation to use.


Have students recall when to use periods, question marks, and exclamation marks. Read a story about Christmas Eve and fill in the appropriate punctuation.

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