Exclamations and Commands (Grade 2)
Types of Sentences, Capital I - Part 1
Types of Sentences - part 2
(Test PrepTest Prep)
Statements and Questions
After you have been reading out loud to the students go back and reread those sentences that are examples of exclamatory sentences. Ask your students what kind of feeling they got when they heard these words. Young children will usually call these sentences "excitement sentences." Close enough. Ask them if they can guess what kind of punctuation ended these sentences. Encourage students to use exclamations in their writing. Have fun with students by having them play a variation of "Simon Says." Give the following commands -- which they have to actually do -- and have them clap their hands if the command requires an exclamation mark. (They will know the difference by the sound of your voice.) Examples: "Stand up." "Sit down!" "Turn around!" "Stomp your feet." "Stomp your feet!"