Punctuation

### Overview

Students review the proper use of ending marks for sentences and learn other uses for the period. The proper usage of commas is emphasized, and semicolons and colons are introduced. Correct use of quotation marks, apostrophes, and hyphens is also taught.

### What you can expect to learn

• Use correct ending marks for the four sentence types.
• Learn several uses for the period, including in abbreviations and outlines.
• Use commas correctly in a series, to separate groups of words, and in quotations, dates, and addresses.
• Correctly use the semicolon and colon.
• Use quotation marks correctly.
• Use underlining to indicate a need for italics.
• Correctly use apostrophes and hyphens.
Activity List

### Topics

• End Marks and Other Uses for the Period
• Commas
• Semicolons and Colons
• Quotation Marks
• Underlining for Italics
• Apostrophes and Hyphens