Four Kinds of Sentences
Identifying the four kinds of sentences (declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory) is made much simpler by using the GrammarSong video “Four Kinds of Sentences.” The video isolates each type of sentence and provides memorable examples, such as, “My little brother just cut his own hair!” for an exclamatory example. Using the hands-on sorting and paper/pencil activities reinforce the understanding gained through the song.
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Watch GrammarSong videos “Four Kinds of Sentences” and “Interrogative Interrogation” until familiar. Complete grammar sheet “Four Kinds of Sentences Differentiation.”
- Extra Engagement: Print and prepare hands-on activity“Four Kinds of Sentences Sorting Activity” to be used as a literacy center or within a cooperative learning structure.
- Randomly open a book and point at a sentence. Identify the sentence as either declarative, imperative, interrogative, or exclamatory.
- Notice oral examples of the four kinds of sentences when speaking and interacting within the classroom. Encourage students to categorize and recognize the types of sentences they are using in verbal and written communication.
- Repeat any or all of the activities listed under Fourth Grade Recommendations as needed.