This study was aimed to determine the level of usage of spelling and punctuation rules of the 7th grade students. In the research, the notebooks of 7th grade students were examined. The research which was prepared with qualitative model and document analysis method; is a descriptive study. The research materials of the research are the notebooks of the7th grade students from 3 different schools in Kumluca district of Antalya. The easily accessible sample for the ease of implementation was effective in the selection of schools. The notebooks of 3 girls and 3 boys who were randomly selected from each school and 18 students in total were examined in order to determine the usage level of spelling rules and punctuation marks. Research, punctuation marks are limited with: Full stop, Comma, Colon, Dots, Question mark, Exclamation mark, Hyphen, Slash, Apostrophe, Paranthesis, Square paranthesis Research, and Mixed words at spelling, Writing the numbers, Use of capital letters, Spelling of compound words, Writing reduplications and abbreviations, Conjunctive “ki” and “de” and the writing of question preposition “mi”. The data collected under the headings given above were converted into graphics and interpreted.
Grade 7, Punctuation, Spelling Rules.