What Type?

Prepare four signs entitled statement, question, command and exclamation, and stick them on the four walls of the room.

Revise the four different types of sentences with the players, and remind them of the correct punctuation to use for each type.

Point out the four signs on the walls and tell the children you are going to read out a variety of sentences to classify. As soon as the players know what type of sentence has just been read, they must run to the appropriate sign.

The first player to the sign scores a point. Keep playing for as long as the children are having fun, and then find a winner.

Examples of sentences could include:

  • I don’t like hot weather. (statement)
  • Be quiet while I speak to you. (command)
  • What’s the time, please? (question)
  • Oh no! I’ve missed the bus! (exclamation)
  • Elephants are very intelligent. (statement)
  • Are elephants very intelligent? (question)
  • Go and feed the elephants. (command)
  • Elephants live in India and Africa. (statement)
  • Good grief! There’s an elephant in my garden! (exclamation)


Story, ending with: … Weird, wasn’t it!

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General Knowledge Quiz #12

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia or atlas.


  1. Name the three main types of rocks in the Earth’s crust.
  2. What does limestone become on metamorphosis?


  1. Construct a sentence containing an adverbial clause of reason.
  2. Construct a sentence starting with a noun phrase.


  1. What is Cubism?
  2. What is Surrealism?

Finished? Click to check your answers.

  1. Sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic
  2. Marble
  1. An example is: I’m not going because you won’t go with me.
  2. Being rude will get you into trouble.
  1. A form of painting, developed in the early Twentieth Century, which broke up and reassembled scenes into the form of cubes, edges, angles and other shapes. Picasso, Braque and Cézanne were three of its innovators.
  2. A form of art, developed from the mid-1920’s, which included unexpected and dreamlike images. Salvador Dali and René Magritte were two famous surrealists.