Lesson Plan

The Period

Familiarize your young scholars with declarative and imperative sentences using this simple English lesson. Students will love learning about periods through a series of sentence-writing exercises.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and distinguish between declarative and imperative sentences.


(15 minutes)
Sentence Types
  • Have the students bring papers and pencils to an open area.
  • Tell them to place their supplies on the floor next to them.
  • Tell the students that today's lesson will be about sentences that end with a period.
  • Explain that when a period is placed at the end of a sentence, the sentence is either declarative (makes a statement) or imperative (gives a command).
  • Give examples of each. I like cotton candy. is a declarative sentence you could share, and Close the door behind you. is an imperative sentence.