Tuesday, October 27, 2015

4 Types of Sentences: Mummy Style! {freebie}

Hi Y'all!  Well, it's a wrap...well, almost.  October is almost over, and we are soaking up all things spooky in first grade.With a full moon, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, and super crazy rain, we are working hard on staying engaged while celebrating all the fun this week has to offer!

 So, speaking of wrap, today I wanted to share a super fun activity we did while learning about the four types of sentences. 
Since it's Halloween week, I love digging through all my fun books to find texts that lend themselves to our language arts skills.  Our focus has been on the 4 Types of Sentences & Where's My Mummy? was absolutely perfect for this lesson!! It has all four types of sentences in the story & the kids were able to identify them as we read.

We started with our anchor chart, where the kids gave me examples of each type of sentence
We practiced acting out each type with some motions.
Declarative:  I like pizza. (stomp for the period)
Interrogative:  Can you help me? (Hands up and out for the question mark)
Exclamatory: This is so much fun!  (Hands straight up in the air like a cheer for the exclamation point)
Imperative: Stop running! (Pointing straight out like Uncle Sam for the exclamation point for period)

Then, we moved on to reading our story & making our mummies!
Each child got a mummy template (actually a gingerbread man, but hey, it worked!).
I ran the templates on black construction paper & then outlined in white crayon for those that needed help seeing where to cut.

Then, I laid out a bunch of pre-cut white strips on each table.

The kids just glued down the strips to cover up their mummy. Then, they turned their mummies over & cut around the edges to remove the excess white paper from the strips.

 
We glued some crazy colored googly eyes to each mummy to complete the craft.

Each student was then given four speech bubbles, and they have to write an example of each on the correct speech bubble.  When they were finished, we glued it all down to a piece of construction paper!
And Voila!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!  The kids loved it & it was really a great way to reinforce our learning of the 4 types of sentences!  

So, that's a wrap.. Yeah, yeah, I know.  If you'd like a copy of the speech bubbles & the mummy template, just click {here}.  I've also provided pre-made sentences to cut & paste onto each speech bubble for those learners who need some extra assistance.

Well, that's it for me. As always, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are all having a great week!

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