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Fun Ways to Teach the 4 Types of Sentences

Grammar, Literacy, Writing & Language, Writing Instruction

Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Are you teaching types of sentences? Look no further than Lucky Little Learners! We have the resources you need to teach the four different types of sentences to your first and second grade students. Keep reading for anchor charts, hands-on activities and centers to teach the four types of sentences in new and fun ways!

What are the 4 types of sentences?

anchor chart to teach the 4 sentence types with examples

In first and second grade, students will learn to read and write four different types of sentences. These sentence forms are:

1. Declarative/Statement

A telling sentence. This ends with a period

Example: Taylor walked her dog.

2. Exclamatory/Exclamation

A sentence that shows excitement. This ends with an exclamation point.

Example: This ice cream is delicious!

3. Imperative/Command

A sentence that tells to do something. It can end in a period or an exclamation point.

Example: Put your shoes on now!

You need to tie your shoes.

4. Interrogative/Question

This is an asking sentence. It ends with a question mark.

Example: What time is it?

anchor charts to teach the different types of sentences with examples

Our Lucky Little Toolkit offers two different types of anchor charts to help students learn and remember types of sentences. You can also find versions one and two in our All Access Library. These anchor charts are great to use during small writing groups, or whole class instruction. To learn how to print anchor charts to poster size on your own computer, click here.

Activities to Teach Types of Sentences

a. Types of Sentences Toothy

sentence types toothy game by Lucky Little Learners

Our favorite learning game, Toothy, is back with a types of sentences version! Students will have fun using this self-checking center, or play as a fun digital game with the whole class. Fill Toothy’s mouth with teeth and get ready to smile when your students have aced this activity!

b. Sentence Sorts

sentence sort grammar center activity by Lucky Little Learners to practice identifying different sentence types

Practice sorting sentence types with these 1st and 2nd grade level literacy centers. Students will draw a card, read the sentence, and sort it into the correct sentence type. Two different levels can make all learners feel successful!

Check out the 1st grade level sentence sort here.

Check our the 2nd grade level sentence sort here.

c. Grammar Day by Day

grammar day by day by lucky little learners

This 5-day spiral review reinforces the 4 types of sentences. Use as a review, independent activity, or writing center. The Roll-a-sentence game on day 5 would also be perfect for a group game!

daily practice sheets to review the 4 types of sentences

Videos to Teach Types of Sentences

The Four Types of Sentences Song by Silly School Songs

Four Kinds of Sentences Song by GrammarSongs by Melissa

We declare, after reading this post, you will be ready to teach types of sentences. You’ve got this! Any questions? Ask us in the comments below.

Tips for Teaching Kids Other Grammar Skills

Check out these links below for tips on teaching specific grammar skills.



Common & Proper Nouns

Types of Sentences



Complete Sentences


ABC order 

Verb tenses

Linking Verbs


Possessive Nouns


Comparative Endings


Antonyms & Synonyms

Irregular plural nouns & verbs


Subject-verb agreement 

Collective nouns


Demonstrative pronouns


Multiple-meaning words

Prepositional phrases

Shades of meaning – verbs & adjectives

Similes & metaphors



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