To practice recognizing the sentences, I put the kids in group and had them do a sort.
Each group also got half of a piece of drawing paper. You could also do half of a piece of poster board. I also went ahead a glued down the headers that they would be using for the sort. In second grade, they aren't very good judges of how much space they need to save for each section. I've learned the hard way from having to pull up lots of things that they've glued down and tearing the paper in the process.
We started our review by gluing down the descriptors for each type of sentence.
After that, we did a whole class sort and put the sentences where they need to go on our whole class chart.
After we finished the sort, I divided the groups into fours and fives. Each group was already selected by me and typed on a piece of paper. Here is a screenshot of what the paper looked like. I removed the names of my students for this image. Before each group started on their sort, they had to decide on their jobs. I like to give each child a job in a group so one child doesn't just take over and do the entire job. For this task, the jobs were fairly simple.
After they decided on their jobs, the kids had to read each sentence on their sheet and use the marker to add the ending punctuation mark. I gave each group enough sentences so they all had to mark one.
After they were done sorting and gluing, the presenter shared why they decided to put the sentences where they were on the paper.
This week, we are learning about Imperative and Exclamatory sentences and we will be doing this same activity.
You can get a copy of the Declarative/Interrogative sort and the Imperative/Exclamatory sort on my Facebook page.
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In other news, I posted my new October centers yesterday. Click on any of the images to view on TPT.
Enjoy your day!