Types of sentences are what we always study at the beginning of the year. We begin with making a class anchor chart. It always amazes me how much my students love making anchor charts. My charts are nothing much to look at but they get the job done.
The best part about studying the four types of sentences is creating candy punctuation sentences. As you can see, it is a delicious Friday afternoon treat and it really makes learning fun.
We used Brach’s candy corn, Red Hots, Smarties, and Tic Tacs to create our punctuation marks since I have a student with a peanut allergy this school year. You can also use the licorice pull n’ peel as a question mark but I did not know for certain if they were peanut free or not so went with Tic Tacs instead.
You can check out the links here or below for this fun candy punctuation activity and types of sentences classroom posters to use in your classroom.
Who would have thought to learn quotations marks could be so much fun with a little macaroni and glue? Now it’s no secret that I absolutely love to use food in the classroom whenever I can. Who am I kidding… the kids enjoy it too! Since today was a gloomy and rainy day in Hometown Happy Illinois we were in need of something to brighten our day. So what did we do? We pulled out the macaroni noodles. (I keep the noodles stored in my classroom in a re-purposed Folgers can protecting them from small rodents.) Next, each student grabbed a bottle of glue and a handful of noodles and got down to work. The students used the noodles as quotation marks and glued them in the correct place within each sentence. It was a simple, effective, and engaging activity my students enjoyed.
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