Using exclamation marks
To use exclamation marks to correctly punctuate sentences.
This lesson includes:
a video to help you understand exclamation marks
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 make 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 3: Let's write some sentences
Read the scenarios below, then answer the question with a phrase or sentence that needs an exclamation mark at the end.
The first one has been done for you.
- Somebody has knocked over a glass of water and your little brother or sister is about to step in it. What could you say?
You have just won a race at school. What could you say?
You are eating the most delicious chocolate cake. What could you say?
You see your friend at the park who you have not seen for ages. What could you say?
You have just been given an amazing present. What could you say?