Punctuation is one of those concepts that’s kind of boring, but you just have to learn it.
We start talking about the use of periods, question marks, and exclamation marks in the early grades, but when kids get into their upper elementary years, it’s time to introduce other marks (colon, semi-colon, quotation marks, etc.).
So I thought I’d make a batch of punctuation flashcards for our collection of free printable flashcards to make learning this language arts skill a little more fun!
These are a simple way to add hands-on learning to grammar lessons, which can be a huge help if you have active learners like we do. Plus, they’re just plain old fun!
If you like these, try our Construction Contractions language arts lesson! It’s full of writing practice for learning about contractions with a fun construction theme!
Free Printable Flashcards: Punctuation Flashcards
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- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
This flashcard set includes cards for eight different punctuation marks:
- Question Mark
- Exclamation Mark
- Quotation Marks
- and Semi-Colon
Try using the unlabeled cards to quiz kids on which punctuation mark is which. Once the children learn to identify each mark, write sentences without punctuation and ask which mark belongs in each sentence.
If you’re teaching punctuation to younger kids, you can probably skip quotation marks, colon, and semi-colon. But those would be excellent review concepts for upper elementary and middle school children!
Once the kids learn the correct names for each punctuation mark, try the unlabeled cards to give them a little quiz!
You can also use them to play a fun matching game – as a review!
Scroll down to get your free printable punctuation flashcards!
More Resources for Learning Punctuation:
If you want to teach your kids even more about how to use punctuation, try these great resources!
- Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver
- Professor Grammar’s Punctuation Packets: Fun, Reproducible Learning Packets That Help Kids Master All the Rules of Punctuation-Independently!
- Basher Basics: Punctuation: The Write Stuff
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