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Year 2 Exclamations SPaG Worksheet

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This bright, appealing PDF writing worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using exclamation sentences in KS1.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Fill in the missing words to complete the exclamations.
  • Challenge
    Look at the pictures. What are these people thinking? Write an exclamation for each of them.
  • Test
    Tick all of the sentences that are exclamations. Underline the exclamations in each passage and add exclamation marks where necessary.
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain what exclaim is.
  • Apply
    Imagine that you were caught in the worst storm ever. Write a short passage about how you got home. Include three exclamations to show that you can use them.

This 15-minute challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is an exclamation?

An exclamation is a forceful statement which expresses high levels of excitement or emotion. Exclamations begin with ‘what’ or ‘how’ and are usually punctuated by an exclamation mark.

‘What’ exclamation sentence examples

  • What a good friend you are!
  • What a mess you’ve made!
  • What big teeth you have, Grandma!
  • What an exciting day it was for Molly.

‘How’ exclamation sentence examples

  • How sweet you look in that costume!
  • How tall the flowers have grown in the garden!
  • How clever she is!
  • How weird this day out has been.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Learning how to use sentences with different forms.
  • How the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as an exclamation.

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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