Subject English

Grade 5th

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and write sentences that state / negate something, or ask a question.

Information for Teachers

  • Declarative sentences state something.
  • Negative sentences state that something is not true or correct.
  • Interrogative sentences ask questions.
  • “I spy”  is a guessing game. One person starts by choosing an object ( a cow, for example) and says “I spy something that is red”. The other players look around and guess things it might be: “table” (no), “car” (no), “cloud” (no), “cow”. (Yes).  The person who guesses correctly chooses the next object.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, textbook


  • Inform the students that they will play a game “I spy”. Explain briefly the meaning of ‘spy’. Tell them that you will think of anything present in the classroom and tell its colour for example;
  • “I spy something that is begins with ‘CH’”.
  • Ask the students to look around in the classroom to find the things that are begins with ‘Ch’. One student can ask only one question like, e.g. is that a chair?
  • If a student gives a wrong guess, say: no, that is not a chair.
  • If it is correct, say: yes, that is a chair.
  • The student who guesses the things correctly will think of the next object.
  • Play the game for 10 minutes.


  • Encourage all students to participate.



Activity 1

  • Write on the board the following sentences without punctuation marks.


  • I spy something that is red.
  • Is that a bag? (No, that isn`t a bag) (Yes, that is a bag).
  • Ask the students about the type of each sentence.
  • Tell the students about each type if they have difficulty in recalling.
  • Ask the students about the ending punctuation used for each type of sentence.
  • Draw the following column on the board. Ask the students to copy it in their notebook.



  • Ask the students to find 3 more sentences for each column from the text board.


Activity 2

  • Write the following sentences on the board:


  • Is this girl happy?
  • Ask this question from one student. Tell the student to answer either in a positive sentence or in a negative sentence.
  • Write the student`s reply on the board.
  • If a student gives a negative sentence, ask another student to answer the same question with a positive sentence.
  • Complete the sentence as follows:
  • Is this girl happy? (she is not happy.), (she is happy.)
  • Write ‘Are you’ on board. Ask another student to add a word and make question. For example: Are you hungry?



  • Ask another student to reply with a positive sentence. Ask another to reply with a negative sentence. Now complete the sentence.
  • Continue the exercise for ten minutes.


Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the following questions from the students:
  • Which ending punctuation marks are used in statements, negative sentences and in questions?
  • What is a negative sentence?
  • What are the sentences that state / tell something called?
  • What are the sentences that ask questions called?


  • Tick mark the sentence kind in the following sentences:


Follow up

  • Ask the students to write three sentences for each i.e. statement, negative and question?


  • Exercises related to the taught concept present in the textbook must be practiced must be practiced with the students.






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