Monday, August 29, 2011

Command or exclamation?

To help decide if a sentence needs a period or exclamation, I first explain what a command is and give examples.  Then I explain that an exclamation is a statement said with excitment or storng feeling.  I give examples of that.

Then I tell them the exciting part...  Hidden in the room are notecards.  On each notecards a sentence is written.  When they find it, they have to read it and decide is it a command or an exclamation?  They each have a piece of paper, divided into two parts.  One side is for commands the other for exclamations.

When they are done, we check it together.

Easy and fun!

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