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Year 2

Exclamations

I can recognise an exclamation.

New
New
Year 2

Exclamations

I can recognise an exclamation.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. An exclamation is the fourth type of simple sentence.
  2. An exclamation contains a verb.
  3. An exclamation expresses strong emotion or surprise.
  4. An exclamation ends with an exclamation mark.
  5. An exclamation starts with 'What' or 'How'.

Common misconception

Pupils may confuse commands and exclamations particularly if a command ends in an exclamation mark.

Spend time unpicking the features of both commands and exclamations in order to highlight the difference between the two.

Keywords

  • Exclamation - a type of simple sentence that expresses strong emotion or surprise

  • Emotion - feeling or mood

  • Surprise - not planned

  • Exclamation mark - a punctuation mark used to express strong emotion

Discuss intonation when reading different sentence types and encourage pupils to take note of how our voices change. For example, our voice usually goes up at the end of a question.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which punctuation mark do all questions end with?
!
.
Correct answer: ?
,
Q2.
A command....
gives a personal view.
asks the reader for an answer.
states a fact.
Correct answer: tells someone to do something.
Q3.
Which of these are being verbs?
Correct answer: is
read
Correct answer: are
look
Q4.
Match the sentence to the sentence type:
Correct Answer:Where is my bag?,question

question

Correct Answer:I love your bag.,statement

statement

Correct Answer:Pass me your bag.,command

command

Q5.
What is the verb in this sentence? The puppies are cuddly.
Correct Answer: are, Are
Q6.
Tick the imperative verbs.
Correct answer: give
hugs
smiled
Correct answer: put

6 Questions

Q1.
How many types of simple sentence are there?
two
three
Correct answer: four
five
Q2.
What do exclamations always start with?
Correct answer: what
who
when
Correct answer: how
Q3.
Match the definition to the simple sentence type.
Correct Answer:statement,expresses a fact or opinion

expresses a fact or opinion

Correct Answer:question,asks the reader for an answer

asks the reader for an answer

Correct Answer:command,tells someone to do something

tells someone to do something

Correct Answer:exclamation,expresses strong emotion or surprise

expresses strong emotion or surprise

Q4.
An exclamation...
asks the reader for an answer.
expresses a fact or opinion.
Correct answer: ends in an exclamation mark.
Correct answer: expresses strong emotion or surprise
tells someone to do something.
Q5.
Identify which of these sentences is a command.
The ice is slippery.
I love ice skating.
Correct answer: Put on your boots.
How beautiful the snow is!
Q6.
Identify which of these sentences are exclamations.
Splash in the fountain!
Correct answer: What a beautiful day it is for a picnic!
Correct answer: How peaceful the water sounds!
The water is cold.