Lesson Plan

Rikki-Tikki-Types of Sentences: Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative Mood

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Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and a song from the musical "Hamilton" allow middle schoolers to practice using punctuation to indicate whether sentences are indicative, imperative, or interrogative. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Model how to play the "Spin-a-Sentence Game" to ensure players understand the directions
  • Laminate the Sentence Game Wheels to permit reuse
  • Color print the Emoji/Sentence matching worksheet
  • Open the lesson by showing the Grammaropolis YouTube video 
Classroom Considerations
  • A projection device is required for the PowerPoint
  • Class members need devices with internet, a copy of the "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" excerpt and the song lyrics, and the game card
  • An answer key is provided for the "Spin-a-Sentence" game
  • Links offer detail of the learning strategies used in the lesson and a full version of Kipling's story
  • Teacher notes suggest additional scaffolding for the lesson
  • None
Common Core