A sentence tells something. It ends with a full stop (.).
A question asks something that needs an answer. It ends with a question mark (?).
An exclamation is a special type of sentence that shows a strong feeling. It starts with what or how and ends with an exclamation mark (!).
Download our Exclamations activity below.
This activity introduces children to different types of sentences. Read through the sentences together. Circle all the exclamations.
Common Core alignment: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B Use end punctuation for sentences. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
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