In everyday conversations, people use expression to help bring meaning to the words they are speaking. For example, if they are asking a question, they raise their pitch at the end of the sentence. If they are telling a fact or command, they tend to have a lower and sometimes firmer voice. To try to capture the expression of natural language in writing, it is important to use appropriate end punctuation in regards to the four kinds of sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.
Solid grammar can improve writing immensely. With that said, grammar instruction should be simple, straight to the point, and fun for students!
This unit contains engaging in-class and at-home practice activities, prompts for class discussion, printable worksheets with answer keys, a pre-test and post-test, and a student reflection. In a simple, easy to understand manner, it guides the teacher through grammar instruction.
Check out other Simple & Sensible Grammar Units!
Unit 1: Parts of Speech
Unit 3: What is a Simple Sentence?
Unit 4: Creating Sentence Variety with Compound Sentences
Unit 5: Even More Sentence Variety with Complex Sentences