1st Grade - Different Types Of Sentences

 
     
 
     
 
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Grammar
Different types of sentences
Distinguish between declarative, exclamatory, and interrogative sentences.
The student will be able to distinguish the difference between declarative (statements telling something), exclamatory (statements that are exciting), or interrogative (statements that are asking something- questions) sentences.
 
 

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Sample Problems

(1)

If a sentence is telling you something, it is a _________ statement. (declarative)

(2)

If a sentence is asking something, it is a ___________ statement. (interrogative)

(3)

If a sentence is expressing something that is exciting, it is a _________ statement. (exclamatory)

(4)

Is the following sentence a statement, a question, or an exclamation?

Is she going to the fair with her cousin?

(5)

Is the following sentence a statement, a question, or an exclamation?

I can’t wait to see my Dad!

Learning Tips

(1)

Sentence Manipulation: For this activity you will need to write a variety of sentences, without any ending punctuation, on sentence strips. You will also need to provide your child with manipulative ending punctuation marks (period, question mark, and exclamation point). Mix up the sentences and have your child pick one. Ask your child to read the sentence once to themselves and then once out loud to you. After they have read the sentence ask them to place the appropriate ending punctuation at the end of the sentence. After they have added the ending punctuation, discuss what type of sentence it is (statement, question, or exclamation).

(2)

White Boards: For this activity you can dictate (verbally say) a sentence to your child and have them write it on their whiteboard. Check the ending punctuation on the end of the sentence and discuss what type of sentence it is (statement, question, and exclamation).

(3)

Punctuation Pick: On several blank index cards, draw ending punctuation marks (question mark, exclamation point, and period). Make sure to use only one type of mark per card. Mix up the punctuation cards and ask your child to pick one. Once they have picked a card asked them to write or say a sentence that would use the punctuation they picked.

(4)

Marking Mania: For this activity, you will need 3 different colored highlighters. Assign a color to each type of ending punctuation (ex: yellow = period, green = question mark, pink = exclamation point). Give you child a section of the daily newspaper and ask them to (one at a time, one color at a time) highlight the different types of punctuation. When they have completed their highlighting, you can have them count the different types of punctuation and compare how many they had of each one.

(5)

Punctuation Police: For this activity, you will need to write simple stories, without all of the ending punctuation included. Ask your child to be the "Punctuation Police," and search for and insert the missing punctuation.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

A sentence that tells you something is a ________. (statement)

(2)

A statement requires a _________ at the end of the sentence. (period)

(3)

A sentence that is asking something, is a _________(question)

(4)

A question needs a ________ at the end. (question mark)

(5)

A sentence that is expressing something exciting or extremely important needs a ________ at the end. (exclamation point)

(6)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

I went to her birthday

(7)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

The baby was sad

(8)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

I can't wait

(9)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

Do you like to dance

(10)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

Who is in your family

(11)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

The brothers were fighting.

(12)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

How many fish are in the fish tank?

(13)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

Do you hear the owl hooting?

(14)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

Help!

(15)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

Stop!

(16)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

Is it snowing outside

(17)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

The tiger has black stripes

(18)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

The bees formed a swam and began to attack

(19)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

Are you scared

(20)

Read the following sentences and determine what type of ending punctuation each sentence needs.

Did you take your books back to the library

(21)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

What do we need from the store?

(22)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

I see the fuzzy spider in its web.

(23)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

I am terrifed!

(24)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

Did he want to leave?

(25)

Is the following sentence a statement, exclamation, or a question?

That is terrible!

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