I hope that these activities will help guide you as you teach the types of sentences to your students. I made these for my own classroom use, and my hope is that they will lessen your workload and be useful to you in some way.
The first four pages are discovery activities. Rather than tell my students the definitions of terms, I like them to explore, engage and think. Self discovery really promotes higher level thinking and makes the knowledge “stick” so-to-speak. Allow students to read the example sentences for each category and then define the sentence type after examining the collection of sentences. Students may opt to work with a partner, cooperative group, or individually at a center. The choice is yours.
I’ve also included some interactive components such as a foldable for attaching into a writer’s notebook; sentence hunts to engage students as they read independently; and a sentence responding activity to complete as they read independently.
The task cards can be used in a mix-freeze-pair situation; as a center activity; or using the “Scoot” method. There is a recording sheet included.
Finally, I’ve included 4 riddles that would make a great homework or morning work assignment and a ten question multiple choice quiz for an easy assessment for identifying types of sentences.