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Statement, Question, Command, Explanation – Match Up Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 2

A set of 32 match up cards to use when teaching younger students about the four types of sentences.

Use this hands-on teaching resource when introducing your students to statements, questions, commands and exclamations. It would make a perfect addition to literacy rotations!

To prepare the resource, print on thick card (for increased durability) and cut accordingly.

Suggested teaching activities

This versatile resource can be used for a range of whole class, group/pair or individual activities.

  • Whole class – provide each student with a card from the deck. Challenge the students to find their ‘sentence team’; that is, they must gather in a group with all the other students who have the same type of sentence as them. For an extra challenge, make the activity a race, or ask the students to complete the task in silence!
  • Groups or pairs – allow the students to use the cards to play a variety of card games. Some examples include ‘Memory’ (match the same sentence type to win a pair), ‘Snap’ (win the deck by snapping when the same sentence type appears twice in a row) and ‘Go Fish’ (asking for a sentence type card from the group in order to make a pair).
  • Individual – allow the students to work individually to match the sentences with the sentence types.

You might like to introduce the concept of statements, questions, commands and exclamations using the following PowerPoint presentation:


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