top of page
Sentence Sleuth
Determine Telling or Asking Sentences

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet: Sheets for circling sentences. 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet: Sheets for circling sentences. 

  • Example Sentence Cards: Cards with model sentences. 

  • Picture Cards: Visual aids for lesson sentences.

Learning Objectives

Students will distinguish between telling and asking sentences.
Identify sentence types using punctuation.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Present an example: "What kind of sentence is this? When can we eat?" Establish the key idea: Differentiate between telling and asking sentences. Define telling sentences (period) and asking sentences (question mark). Illustrate with examples: "Sophia has two pencils." (telling) and "When can we eat?" (asking).

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Ask: "How do we recognize telling and asking sentences?" Emphasize punctuation differences for each type. Model with examples and guide students to identify sentence types.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute Guided Practice Worksheet: Determine Telling or Asking Sentences. In pairs or groups, students circle the appropriate sentences.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute Independent Practice Worksheet: Determine Telling or Asking Sentences. Students match words to pictures, identifying sentence types.

Differentiation

Support

Offer additional support through targeted group assistance.

Extension

Extend learning by having students create their own sentences of each type.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Evaluate based on participation, completion of worksheets, and exit ticket responses.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize differences between telling and asking sentences.

Misconceptions

Address confusion by revisiting key punctuation cues.

Related Products

No Products are Available

bottom of page