Sentence Types Activities and Centers: Asking, Telling, Commanding, Exclaiming

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K - 2nd
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Help students identify the correct punctuation and introduce them to the four different types of sentences along with their meanings.This is an essential skill to learn the mechanics of writing. The types of sentences included in these activities are asking, telling, commanding and exclaiming sentences.There are plenty of centers, worksheets and engaging activities to help students understand the difference in meaning between the four types of sentences. The activities in this file are also differentiated to help meet the needs of your ESL / ELL students.

This unit is aligned to the following Common Core Standards:

Contents (In the file, these are hyperlinked to the activity so you could click on the activity you would like to take you straight to it for easy navigation):

Sorting Sentences: Introduction to Telling, Asking, Commanding, and Exclaiming Sentences. Includes options for sorting mats, recording sheets and a black and white version of all activities. Includes a cut & paste recording sheet.

Monkey Ending Punctuation Clip Cards: A literacy station where students use pegs to ‘clip’ the correct ending to each sentence on the cards.

Monkey Sentence Word Mix-Up: Students re-arrange the words to make complete sentences with the correct punctuation endings. Includes a recording sheet.

Independent Worksheets for Extra Practice: Students complete these worksheets as independent practice or for informal assessment purposes.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use end punctuation for sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.


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