Display these posters highlighting the four types of sentences and teach your students to use varied sentence types in their writing.
How Do You Teach the Four Types of Sentences?
Teaching young learners to write well is like building a house. The foundation is the most important part. Sentences are the foundation of writing, and students need to know and understand the four kinds of sentences to be successful.
These posters will help your students identify, understand, and retain the knowledge of the types of sentences they need to use when composing a new piece.
This poster package elaborates on simple, compound, complex, statement, question, exclamation, and command sentences. We’ve included four additional posters that use the upper level terms for the types of sentences: declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative.
These posters can also be used as:
How to Make the Most of Your Types of Sentences Poster
- Print the poster on letter-size paper, slip it into a clear sleeve, and use it in your guided groups as a reminder.
- Print the posters and create a permanent classroom bulletin board for students to reference all day long.
- Print the posters at a reduced scale and have students insert them into their interactive notebooks or binders.
- Print the poster on letter-size paper, slide it into a clear sleeve, and hang it on a ring as a reference tool for a learning center.
We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick!
📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference.
💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students.
🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.
✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up: students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster.
Before You Download
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Spend more time lesson-doing and less time lesson-planning when you grab these activities and teaching resources too!
A template for students to use when learning about types of sentences.
A set of match-up cards to use when teaching younger students about the types of sentences.
A 23-slide editable PowerPoint template that introduces simple, compound, and complex sentences.