Grammar

Sentences: Telling or Asking?

Phonemes, Graphemes, Letters and Sounds, Phonemic Awareness, Early reading, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, Kindergarten

Grammar

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OVERVIEW

A statement is a telling sentence. It ends with a period or full stop (.).
A question is an asking sentence. It ends with a question mark (?).

Download our Sentences: telling or asking activity below.

This activity introduces children to the difference between telling and asking sentences. When do sentences end with a period or full stop? When do sentences end with a question mark? How can you tell the difference? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.



Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.B Recognize and name end punctuation.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.D Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).

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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

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