Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar
Demarcating Sentences: harvest mouse
The Grammar Bit!
Read the scintillating sentences opposite. They show the four main types of sentences and the punctuation used to complete them.
- A statement gives information and normally finishes with a full stop.
- A question is often a request for information and always finishes with a question mark.
- A command tells someone to do something and finishes with either a full stop or an exclamation mark.
- An exclamation expresses a strong emotion or a surprise and always finishes with an exclamation mark.
In every type of sentence, a capital letter is used to start the first word.
With your talk partner, read the sentences opposite again and agree on their sentence type.
- How exactly does a harvest mouse weave its ball-shaped nest from grass?
- How lucky the harvest mouse was!
- You must hide from that stealthy barn owl!
- The harvest mouse has a long, grasping tail that acts like a fifth limb.
Did you know?
Harvest mice are mostly nocturnal, although they are active during the day in warm summer months.