Punctuation Worksheets – Upper Elementary

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Punctuation worksheets with examples and definitions to help your students learn.

This set of punctuation teaching resource worksheets cover:

  • Question marks
  • Exclamation points
  • Commas
  • Quotation marks

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B
Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Knowledge of Language > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.B
Choose punctuation for effect.*

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.A
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.B
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.C
Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It's true, isn't it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.D
Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*


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