Have the students identify subject and predicate in your sample sentences. Have the students provide their own sentence examples and have them identify subject and predicate in each. Give the students a half-hour quiz by completing phrases into sentences. Quiz: Test I – Provide subjects and let the students provide the predicates. Sample items: (1) The ball, (2) Martha with her big hat, (3) The computer. Test II – provide predicates and let the students provide the subjects. Sample items: (1) went to the market, (2) is beautiful, (3) are playing in the garden. Part 3 – Different Kinds of Sentences According to Purpose Discussion Notes: Show examples of different sentences expressing different things – an idea, a question, a command or request, or an emotion.
Define the different kinds of sentences according to purpose and the punctuation used with each. Discuss the purpose of punctuation at the end of each sentence. Have the students give examples of different kinds of sentences. Before the end of the 1-hour session, hand-out a paragraph for the students to read and let them classify the sentences in the paragraph according to function or purpose. Concepts for Highlighting: “A sentence may be classified according to function or purpose. ” “A declarative sentence states an idea or a fact and ends with a period. ” “An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark. ” “An imperative sentence expresses a command, a request or a wish and ends with a period or an exclamation point. ” “An exclamatory sentence conveys a strong emotion and ends with an exclamation point. ” Part 4 – Constructing Different Kinds of Sentences According to Purpose Discussion Notes: Review the different kinds of sentences according to purpose.
Have the students identify the purpose in your sample sentences. Have the students provide their own sentence examples and have them identify the purpose. Give the students a half-hour quiz. Quiz: Provide an appropriate response using the kind of sentence called for. Sample items: (1) Use a declarative sentence. What Asian country do you like to visit? (2) Use an interrogative sentence. I had a hard time with a taxi driver in Thailand. (3) Use an imperative sentence. I’d like to see the different Buddhist temples in Japan.
(4) Use an exclamatory sentence. The cable cars at Mt. Faber will take you to Sentosa. Comprehensive Written Test This course ends with a comprehensive written test that covers all the four parts of the course.
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