Explore writing different sentence types with Year 2 pupils using our Sentence Creator worksheets.
Revisit how to punctuate questions and statements before exploring the grammatical structure and punctuation needed for statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Pupils will then go on to write examples of each, using our appealing images as inspiration.
This lesson could be used to teach the different sentence types or to revisit this grammar skill.
What is included in this resource pack?
- 5 sentence creator PDF worksheets
Each includes an appealing image to inspire pupils to write examples of each sentence type.
- A blank sentence creator worksheet
Teachers can add their own image for pupils to use.
- Teaching slides
These display key information for pupils and provide opportunities to teach and rehearse skills as a class.
- Display poster
An A4 PDF of the image used on the slides with heading cards for each sentence type to create a display.
- Teacher notes
Providing guidance for the activities.
What are the different sentence types?
A sentence’s main clause shows whether it is being used as a statement, a question, a command or an exclamation.
Give the reader information.
- I picked up my toys.
- Sam writes his answers.
These are used to find out information.
- Where do the toys go?
- How should I show my answer?
These usually include an imperative verb as the first word of the sentence and give instructions, telling someone to do something.
- Pick up your toys.
- Write your answers in the box.
An exclamation can be used to show a sudden or strong emotion. They can begin with the words ‘How’ or ‘What’.
- How tidy your toys are!
- What a good answer!
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Pupils should learn to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command