Lesson Plan - Get It!
Read the following sentences. What is the difference in the way these two sentences are written?
I can make a funny face.
- Can you make a funny face?
The first sentence tells us something. A sentence that tells something or makes a statement is a declarative sentence. Sometimes we call these sentences telling sentences.
The second sentence asks a question. A sentence that asks a question is an interrogative sentence. Sometimes we call these sentences asking sentences.
Read the following telling sentences. Telling sentences will always end with a period (.).
- My dog's name is Max.
- The garden has many types of vegetables.
- Today I am wearing green pants and a white shirt.
- I like to read scary books.
Now, read the following asking sentences. Asking sentences will always end with a question mark (?).
- Will you go clean your room?
- Why is the sky blue?
- Where are my socks?
- Did you like the book you checked out at the library last week?
Note: Asking sentences often ask: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.