Change Sentences from One Type to Another

Contributor: Ann Keeney. Lesson ID: 11969

The sun is shining. The sun is shining! The sun is shining? What is different about those sentences and their meanings? What changed? Learn how to end a sentence correctly to get across what you mean!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


I like pizza. I like pizza? I LIKE pizza. I like pizza!

  • What do you want to say?

Use a statement, question, command, or exclamation to get your message across.

If you like pizza, you can express it with a group of words.

If that group of words has a subject and a predicate, it's a sentence, and a sentence needs an end mark. The end mark you choose has an impact on how you say what you want to say. Knowing the four types of sentences can clarify the statement you want to make.

The four types of sentences are declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.

Watch this 4 Types of Sentences video by Cindy Doran to clarify each sentence. Take notes on the types of sentences in your notebook:

  • What did you learn about sentences?
  • What kind of sentence is this?
  • Which sentence usually begins with a verb?

Tell your teacher or parent, then move on to the Got It? section.

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