In grade 1, students learn to distinguish between the use of a period, a question mark or an exclamation mark.
By this time they’ve learned the purpose of punctuation: to show how sentences should be read and to make the meaning of writing clear to the reader.
So what is the difference between periods, question marks and exclamation marks?
A period is a punctuation symbol used to end most sentences.
I have a new toy.
The question mark
The question mark is a punctuation mark that indicates a question.
Where did you hide the toy?
The exclamation mark
The exclamation mark shows a statement’s emotion or intensity.
I found the toy!
Grade 1 worksheets to select period, question mark or exclamation mark
In these grammar worksheets, students have to work out if each sentence is a period, question or exclamation based on the symbols used in each sentence.