Types of Sentences: Statements/Questions - Grade 2
A statement is the most basic and often used type of sentence. It is the first thing children learn when they are learning to talk. Statements are also called declarative sentences. See Full Product Description.
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A statement is the most basic and often used type of sentence. It is the first thing children learn when they are learning to talk. Statements are also called declarative sentences.
Children seem to learn the art of questioning the very first time their "Why?" gets a response. Primary readers need to recognize that the question mark indicates both the end of the sentence and that they should change their voice to a higher pitch as they approach the mark.
Please see below for a selection of Leveled Lessons for Below Level (basic), and/or On Level (median), and/or Above Level (competent) readers.
Help beginning readers and writers learn that all statements begin with a capital letter and end with a period. You do not need to use the terms "statements" and "declarative sentences" with primary learners. Write a simple sentence such as "It is raining outside," on the chalkboard. Then read it three times, once as a statement, once as a question, and once as an exclamation. Be sure to exaggerate the change in the tone of your voice so that it is obvious that each sentence means something different even though the words are the same. Each time you read it, change the punctuation or write the sentence three times to show that the words do not change and the ending punctuation does. Repeat this exercise verbally after they learn how the punctuation works.