Using exclamation marks
Home learning focus
To be able to correctly use exclamation marks in sentences.
This lesson includes:
a video to help you understand exclamation marks
four activities to do at home
Watch this short video about exclamation marks.
An exclamation mark looks like this: !
You can use an exclamation mark to show you are shocked, surprised or excited. Here are some examples:
- Stop it!
- I had the best time ever!
- I cannot believe my eyes!
You can also use an exclamation mark at the end of an exclamation sentence. These sentences must start with 'What' or 'How' and include a verb.
For example: What a great person you are!
You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.
Activity 1: Let's exclaim!
See if you can highlight where the exclamation marks should go.
Activity 2: Let's use exclamation marks
Take a look at the sentences below and mark whether they use exclamation marks correctly or incorrectly.
- Do you know if the train has left yet!
- Wait! I'm on my way.
- I wonder if she has left yet!
- How amazing was that!
- Which park did you want to go to!
- Hey! Do not feed the ducks.
Activity 3: Creating a poster
Watch the following short video about ponds.
Create a poster explaining how to be safe at a pond. Make sure you include text in your poster and use exclamation marks.
For example: Stop! Do not go near the edge of the pond.
make the poster eye catching with big text headings
use exclamation marks in your sentences
illustrate your poster with nice drawings
Activity 4: Quiz time
Try completing the following short quiz to test your knowledge of exclamation marks.