Practice reading simple sentences and determining missing end punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point). This activity works well for a writing center or whole group activity.
Print each page of “chips”. Laminate and cut out for durability. For added fun, try storing the chips in an empty Pringles container. A blackline version (ink saving alternative) and blanks are also included.
Students will choose one chip, read the statement, and decide what type of punctuation mark it needs. I like to have paper plates set up at the station with the mark written on each. You could also use two small labeled bowls to sort into. Students can then record their answers on a t-chart or the provided recording sheet.
An additional idea is to hang a sign with each punctuation mark around the room (or on a plate). Read the statements aloud and have students move to the correct plate. Or, pass out one card per child and have them move to the correct sign, share their sentence, swap cards, and repeat.
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