Lesson Planning of Exclamations

Students` Learning Outcomes

Identify simple sentences that show strong feelings.

Lesson Planning of Exclamations

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.

Activity 1

  • 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;


  1. Ouch! I hurt my knee.                                       (Yes/ No)
  2. What time is it?                                                (Yes/ No)
  3. I am so excited because today is my birthday! (Yes/ No)
  4. Good morning everyone!                                 (Yes/ No)
  5. Does anyone know his name?                         (Yes/ No)
  6. Hurry! We are finally free.                                (Yes/ No)
  7. “Hey!” the man yelled, “please help me”.        (Yes/ No)
  8. I am sleepy.                                                     (Yes/ No)
  9. The airplane is going to land.                         (Yes/ No)
  10. I1`ve just won the lottery!                               (Yes/ No)
  11. Aha! My key is on the floor.                             (Yes/ No)
  12. 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.

Lesson Planning of Exclamations

  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • 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

  1. Yes                                 7. Yes
  2. No                                 8. Yes
  3. Yes                                 9. No
  4. Yes                                10.  No
  5. No                                 11. Yes
  6. Yes                                12. Yes


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