Question Marks ‹?›
The children need to understand what a question is and how to form a question mark correctly. If a sentence is worded in such a way that it expects an answer, then it is a question and needs a question mark instead of a full stop. The children have learnt that common questions often start with one of the ‹wh› words (what, why, when, where, who, which, whose). If the question is being written as direct speech, the question mark is kept at the end and not replaced with a comma.
Exclamation Marks ‹!›
An exclamation mark is used at the end of a sentence instead of a full stop, to show that the speaker or writer feels strongly about something. When someone exclaims, they cry out suddenly, especially in anger, surprise or pain. What they say is called an exclamation. If the exclamation is being written as direct speech, the exclamation mark is kept at the end and not replaced with a comma.