Lesson Plan

Types Of Sentences

Use this lesson to introduce your class to four kinds of sentences, and how understanding and using different types of sentences allows writers to control the tone of their sentences.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to differentiate between the four different types of sentences. Students will be able to write the four different types of sentences.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Punctuating Sentence Types: Declaratory, Exclamatory, and InterrogativeGet into Grammar: Types of Sentences
  • To begin the lesson, write a simple declarative sentence on the board. You should be able to change the tone of this sentence by switching out the punctuation. Some great examples include: I have a hat. I like ice cream.
  • Next, change the period at the end of the sentence to a question mark. Ask students to share their thoughts on how the question mark changes the meaning of the sentence.
  • Then, change the question mark into an exclamation point. Again, ask your students how this changes the meaning of the sentence.
  • Explain to your students that the meaning of a sentence is determined by the type of sentence format used to write it.
  • Tell your students that they will be learning about the four different types of sentences today. Ask the class for volunteers to list the different types of sentences.