Students` Learning Outcomes
Identify simple sentences that show strong feelings.
Information for Teachers
- An exclamation is a mark that expresses strong emotions.
- We use exclamations to show excitement, happiness, anger, surprise, joy, humor, urgency or sadness. They always end with an exclamation mark (!).
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, chart papers, textbook
- Explain strong feelings to the students by giving an example with actions, such as; Hurry!
- Tell the students that exclamation mark (!) is important in exclamatory sentences while writing. They have to use the mark to make the sentence look exclamation type.
- Ask the students to give examples of other strongly expressed emotions. Give them clues to remind them of different kinds of strong emotions.
- Write the following sentences on the board.
- Get the students` answers in “yes” or “no” with reasons. Let them copy in their notebooks in the end.
- Decide which of the following sentences have strong feelings and should end with an exclamation mark. Answer in ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as such; I am happy! We won the game!
- Tick if the sentence in exclamatory;
- Ouch! I hurt my knee. (Yes/ No)
- What time is it? (Yes/ No)
- I am so excited because today is my birthday! (Yes/ No)
- Good morning everyone! (Yes/ No)
- Does anyone know his name? (Yes/ No)
- Hurry! We are finally free. (Yes/ No)
- “Hey!” the man yelled, “please help me”. (Yes/ No)
- I am sleepy. (Yes/ No)
- The airplane is going to land. (Yes/ No)
- I1`ve just won the lottery! (Yes/ No)
- Aha! My key is on the floor. (Yes/ No)
- What`s a gorgeous car! (Yes/ No)
Sum up / Conclusion
- Ask the following questions from some students with examples:
- What are exclamations?
- What do we put at the end of an exclamation?
- Exclamations often show strong feelings or emotions like shock, surprise, anger or raise a voice or amazement.
- Used in informal letters.
- Used to give a command.
- Used after interjections or exclamations.
- Reinforce the concept by revising it briefly.
- Ask the students to write any 5 exclamatory sentences other than those they have already used in the lesson.
- Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.
- Ask the students to find and write any five exclamations from any English story book.
- Make a list of exclamations on a chart paper.
- Ask the students to write exclamation on the chart paper without repeating anyone.
- Continue to remind the students of this in your daily conversation.
- When the students tell you something excitedly, point out to them that they just uttered an exclamation.
Activity 1 Answer Key
- Yes 7. Yes
- No 8. Yes
- Yes 9. No
- Yes 10. No
- No 11. Yes
- Yes 12. Yes