Lesson Plan of Types of Sentences

Lesson Plan of Types of Sentences (Instructions, Commands, and Strong Feeling)

English Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Identify and make sentences to show instructions, commands and strong feelings.

Information for Teachers

·         The four types of sentences in the English language include:
o   Declarative (Instruction) sentence.
o   Imperative (Command) sentence.
o   Interrogative (Question) sentence.
o   Exclamatory (Strong Feeling) sentence.
Types of Sentences
·        Declarative (Instructions) sentences:
o   The declarative/ Instruction sentence makes a statement. It tells the reader/listener how to do something such as cook a recipe, build a model, put furniture together, play a game or get from one place to another, follow sign boards, etc.
·        Imperative (Commands) sentences:
o   The imperative (commands) sentences give a direction or a command. Such as Speak! Finish your home work!    Let’s eat! Close the door!
·        Exclamatory (Strong Feelings) Sentences:
o   The exclamatory/ strong Feelings sentences are a statement that shows strong emotion. Such as
o   “It is too risky to climb that mountain!”
o   “I acquired an A on my book report!”
·        Interrogative (Questions) Sentences:
o   The interrogative sentence asks a question. Such as
o   This type of sentence often begins with who, what, where, when, why, how, or do, and it ends with a question mark.
Types of Sentences

Material / resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Call some students one by one to act like a teacher and give instructions to the class fellows using a classroom instruction word in the box.
·         Students (acting as a teacher (must explain the sentence with actions and the students following him/her must act to follow the given instruction.
·         Encourage them to add more words in the box and make sentences/instructions.
Listen      draw        read        write     match        underline       discuss     highlight   talk   think   circle       late         drink         won      loss             hot                  busy        free             follow  
(Note: if the students are new to these words then first make them learn and practice the words with actions and then move on to sentences)


Activity 1

·         Instructions: Make the students work in pairs and ask them to match the parts to complete commands. Then ask them to practice the commands in pairs with action, expressions and proper tone.
·         Call some pairs to perform a command with action, expressions and proper tone.
            Match to make complete commands.
1.       Don’t eat
2.       Listen
3.       Don’t sit
4.       Help me
5.       Don’t buy it!
6.       Wait
7.       Don’t drink
8.       Wash
9.       Don’t hurry!
10.   Catch
All the cakes!
And drive!
Do my work!
For the bus here!
It’s too expensive!
On the grass!
This ball!
To this song!
You aren’t late!
Your hands before dinner!

Key answer: 1. All the cake, 2. To this song, 3. On the grass,  4. Do my work,  5. It’s drive,  6. For the bus here, 7. It’s too expensive, 8. Your hands, 9. You aren’t late, 10. This ball

Activity 2

·         Tell students the kind of story feelings he/she has.
·         Then ask some students what kinds of strong feelings they have.
·         Then ask for the special qwords/sounds that show strong feelings (e.g. Hurrah!   Aah! Ouch!  Wow!  Ooh!)
·         Ask them to make sentences on these words and say with expressions.
·         Write some correct sentences on the board and then let them write in their notebooks.
·         Some examples:
o   Ooh! Math lessons are so boring!
o   Wow! We have won the game!
o   Outch! The plate is hot!
o   Wow! These children are so cute!

Activity 3

·         Explain the students that there is another way of expressing strong feelings with “what” and “how”. (“what” is used for countable things and “how” is used for uncountable things)
·         Ask the students  for more examples after you explain the given examples:
1.       How great it is to see whales!
2.       What a beautiful drawing!
A fast rabbit it is!


A smart student you are


A dangerous animal it is!


Cold it is!


Lovely this lamb is!


Hot it is here!


Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the students to share the different kinds of sentences they learnt and what they show.


1.       Write any 2 sentences showing instructions.
2.       Write any 2 sentences showing commands.
3.       Write any 2 sentences showing strong feelings.

Follow up

·         Anything related to the taught concept present in the textbook, must be practiced by the students.

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