Looking for a fun first day of school activity to help grade 1 and grade 2 students work on identifying types sentences and what is the correct ending punctuation? These super cute punctuation activities are a great way to review with a first week of school printable that kids will be excited to use. The ending punctuation worksheet needs to be cut into pencil clip cards. Use a dry erase marker and mini clothespin to complete the punctuation worksheet for grade 1. This punctuation activity for kids works well for a back to school review, during grammar centers, or even throughout the year as review or practice. I had my ESL kids in mind when making these – they will work well for them too!
Ending Punctuation Worksheets
- A4 paper
- Dry erase markers
- Pegs or clothespins
Print as many sets of these strips for the puncuation activities as you need for each group in your class. These can be worked on during literacy stations and in small groups.
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There are 14 strips and 7 editable blank strips for you to add your own sentences to the pack. Print and use a black permanent markers and laminate them before you cut them apart.
To prepare this fun punctuation activities simply:
- Have the kids read the sentence carefully (one strip at a time).
- They will then identify if the sentence is a question, statement, exclamatory or command.
- They will then write the ending punctuation using a dry erase marker.
- Then clip the ending punctuation with a peg.
- As an extension activity, I get my students to copy those sentences in their books. This is completely optional but it does help them develop their writing skills too.
These strips can be differentiated, so you can definitely use the empty editable page and add your own sentences to make simpler or more complex sentences for your students depending on their ability.
This is a great way to help kids practice and develop their grammar skills in a fun and engaging way. Do you ELL kids need more activities? My students always do! It’s essential that we provide them with plenty of ways to practice their grammar skills for improved language development.
HINT: YOu can use a sharpie to note the correct answer on the back to make this language arts activity self-checking!
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