This hands-on activity encourages students to identify the four basic types of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory. Students will sift through sentences printed on cards and place the cards in the correct column. Finally, students will record their answers on the recording sheet to submit to the teacher for approval. An answer key has been provided for ease of grading.
We have provided you with two options for using this resource. You could either use the sentence cards with punctuation, making the activity much easier, or use the sentence cards without punctuation, requiring students to infer the type of sentence based on other factors. (This also makes a great center activity where students can self-correct when finished.)
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INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:
- Instructions for Use:
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for the teacher to easily implement this resource in the classroom.
- Student Directions Handout:
Instructions for the student on how the sorting activity works as well as "cheat sheet" information about all four kinds of sentences - declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory - with examples included.
- Sorting Cards:
A directions card (should you choose to use this activity as a part of a center in your classroom), Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory "Header" Cards, 18 different clauses included, and a teacher answer key.
- Student Recording Sheet:
A recording sheet where students can write in their answers. Also a helpful resource for students to study from.
OTHER GRAMMAR RESOURCES:
- Subjects + Predicates Sort Activity
- Independent + Dependent Clauses Sort Activity
- Sentence Types
OTHER RESOURCES YOU WILL LIKE:
- SUBJECT + PREDICATE SORT
- CLAIMS VS. STATEMENTS SORT
- EVIDENCE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
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