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The Great Sentence Caper. Review types of sentences. Types of Sentences Declarative Interrogative Imperative Exclamatory. Activity Overview. You will work in small groups to compose a mini mystery play the uses the four kinds of sentences. Crimes must be humorous, not violent.

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The great sentence caper

The Great Sentence Caper


Review types of sentences

Review types of sentences

  • Types of Sentences

    • Declarative

    • Interrogative

    • Imperative

    • Exclamatory


Activity overview

Activity Overview

  • You will work in small groups to compose a mini mystery play the uses the four kinds of sentences.

  • Crimes must be humorous, not violent.

  • The cast of characters might include a detective, a witness, and a victim.

  • Each character in the play should represent one of the four sentence types. For example, Matter-of-fact Mike, an eyewitness in the crime, uses only declarative sentences.


Brainstorming

Brainstorming

  • Lets think of some potential topics for the crimes.


Now lets see what one will look like

Now lets see what one will look like!

  • The Case of the Missing Dentures!

  • What type of sentence is

    • Grandpa Weezer

    • Grandma Weezer

    • Cop Megalopolis

    • Seymour

      The Case of the Missing Dentures was written by a 6th grader, so I know you guys can come up with some great ideas!


Group goals

Group Goals

  • Today you must:

    • Select your crime

    • Determine the names of your characters

    • Write your script (at least 2 lines per character)

    • Make a list of props you will need for tomorrow.

  • Remember Group Rules:

    • Level 1

    • Everyone works.

    • Stay on topic

    • NO Talking between groups


Play performances

Play Performances

  • You will have 10 minutes to practice your lines.

  • Remember, inflection and intonation are the key to a good delivery!

  • You may use your scrips during the performance.

  • After each performance, the class will record the characters names, and what type of sentence each character represents. Be able to give reasons why you determined what type of sentence each character was.


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