3rd Grade - Different Types Of Sentences

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Grammar
Different types of sentences
Understand and be able to use complete and correct declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in writing and speaking.
The ability to read and decode sentences. The student will also have the ability to know what makes a sentence complete. The student will be able to identify the different types of sentences.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a declarative sentence?

(2)

What is an interrogative sentence?

(3)

What is an imperative sentence?

(4)

What is an exclamatory sentence?

(5)

What is a complete sentence?

Learning Tips

(1)

Remind your child that sentences fall into three basic categories: telling sentence, questions, and exclamations. The fact that we’re labeling them declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences doesn’t change this.

(2)

Sometimes students will not want to use the higher level vocabulary for the types of sentences but it is important that they do. When they get these type of problems on class work and state testing, the types of sentences will usually be labeled as declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences.

(3)

If students have a hard time remembering the higher level vocabulary for the types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory, remind them to look at the root of the word. For example, the root word of declarative is declare and when you declare something you tell.

(4)

Most students get confused with imperative and declarative as up to this point they have been able to match the type of sentence with its punctuation. However, declarative and imperative both have periods. Remind them that only difference is that imperative is a demand.

(5)

At the end of a reading session have your child identify types of sentences from the book they read from at home. Make it a scavenger hunt and tell them they have five minutes to find as many of the different types of sentences as possible.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Identify the type of sentence for the following five problems.


What time is it?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(2)

London is a beautiful city.

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(3)

Watch out!

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(4)

Take out the trash before I come home.

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(5)

Are you cold?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(6)

Write a declarative sentence.

(7)

Write an interrogative sentence.

(8)

Write an exclamatory sentence.

(9)

Write an imperative sentence.

(10)

What type of sentence asks a question?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(11)

What type of sentence is a telling sentence?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(12)

What type of sentence gives a command?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(13)

What type of sentence shows excitement?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(14)

Which sentence is incomplete?

  1. My mom told me to go to bed.

  2. I love to

  3. I went to school today.

(15)

Which sentence is complete?

a) My father is a

b) My favorite book is Charlotte’s Web.

c) was happy to see

(16)

What type(s) of sentence ends in a question mark?

(17)

What type(s) of sentence ends in a period?

(18)

What type(s) of sentence ends in an exclamation point?

(19)

Identify the type of sentence for the following five problems.


It’s my birthday!

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(20)

The restaurant was crowded.

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(21)

Can you go to the movies?

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(22)

Feed the dog in the morning.

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(23)

It looks like it’s going to rain.

a) declarative b) interrogative c) exclamatory d) imperative

(24)

Which sentence is incomplete?

  1. I love that song!

B) What are you going to do?

C) went to the store

(25)

Which sentence is incomplete?

  1. Don’t forget your lunch.

  2. nothing for my birthday

  3. I will.

 

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