Sentences Activity/Game

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  1. Jamey123

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    I am working on the four types of sentences in my classroom. Does anyone have any creative activities/games to use for reviewing sentences? Thanks so much!!
     
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    We play the sentence game. My students love it. In four corners of the room you post signs. Each corner is a type of sentence (interrogative, imperative, declarative, exclamatory). Have the students choose a corner. Say a sentence. Students raise their hand and say what kind of sentence it is. The students standing in the corner of that sentence have to sit down. I then give my student 5 seconds to choose a different corner to stand in. I have to trick mine. If I say an imperative sentence, the next round a lot of students will go to the imperative corner because they won't think I'll do two sentences of the same kind in a row.

    I hope this makes sense. Let me know if it doesn't.
     
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    Sounds like a fun activity. I think I may try it tomorrow. After grading todays worksheets I found out that some of the kids aren't getting the difference between the sentences (even with the cheat notes at the top of their paper). I think hands on stuff is great!
     
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    I forgot to add something. I have my students write the sentences on their own. I pass out different colored 3x5 notecards for them to write the sentence on (pink=exclamatory, yellow=imperative, etc.). If you don't have colored notecards, number them 1-4 (1=exclamatory, 2=imperative) and they have to write that kind of sentence. Therefore you're selecting sentences they wrote (extra practice).
     
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    This is just a different way to practice. Get articles from the newspaper or magazines and have the children color sentences according to a preset code red=imperative
    yellow=declaritive etc. etc.
     

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