Identifying Statements, Commands, Questions, and Exclamations

Identifying Statements, Commands, Questions, and Exclamations Purpose To be able to distinguish between the various types of sentences. Material Four headings: These are questions.    These are exclamations These restatements These are commands Twelve sentence labels (three for each of the above categories). The printed alphabet, including question marks, exclamation […]

Working with the Exclamation Mark

Working with the Exclamation Mark Purpose To gain more practice with the exclamation mark. Material Heading that reads: Exclamation Mark The printed alphabet, including the exclamation marks. Slips of paper    Pencils Language Arts journals and pencils Presentation Most Montessori teachers introduce this topic in Year 1 and review it […]

Introducing the Exclamation Mark

Introducing the Exclamation Mark Purpose To become familiar with the exclamation mark. Material Heading that reads: Exclamation Mark. Exclamation marks from the printed alphabet. Prepared sentence labels that read as follows: (note that there is no end punctuation for the sentences): This is breathtaking This is so dangerous I am […]

The Exclamation Mark

The Exclamation Mark Background Information Sentences that contain drama or strong emotion are called exclamatory sentences (exclamations). Examples of exclamatory sentences: I can’t believe I finished the whole race! What surprise! The exclamation mark (!) is used at the end of exclamatory sentences. Exclamatory sentences can be very short, and […]

Identifying Questions and Statements

Identifying Questions and Statements Purpose Understanding the difference between questions and statements Material Three headings that read: These are questions. These are not questions. These are statements. Five question labels, without end punctuation. The printed alphabet, including question marks and periods. Language Arts journals and pencils. Presentation Most Montessori teachers […]

Introducing the Question Mark

Introducing the Question Mark Purpose To become familiar with the question mark.    Material Heading that reads: Question Mark. Question marks from the printed alphabet. Periods from the printed alphabet Pencil Slips of white paper Language Arts journals and pencils Presentation Most Montessori teachers introduce this topic in Year 1 […]

The Question Mark

The Question Mark Background Information A question is a sentence that asks something. Example: What is your name? Questions are often answered by statements, sentences that express a fact, opinion, or feeling. Example: My name is Samuel.Sentences that ask questions are also known as interrogatory sentences. A question mark is […]

Abbreviating the Days of the Week

Abbreviating the Days of the Week Purpose To learn to abbreviate the days of the week. Material Heading that reads: Abbreviations Seven labels, with a different day of the week, written on each. Red coloring pencil Pencil Slips of white paper Scissors Language Arts journals and pencils Presentation Most Montessori […]

Abbreviating Months of the Year

Abbreviating Months of the Year Purpose To learn to abbreviate the months of the year. Material Heading that reads: Abbreviations. Twelve prepared labels, one of each of the year. Red coloring pencil Pencil Slips of white paper Scissors Language arts journals and pencils Presentation Mot Montessori teachers introduce this topic […]

Identifying Sentences and Phrases

Identifying Sentences and Phrases Purpose To practice distinguishing between sentences and phrases.    Material Two prepared headings that read: These are sentences. These are phrases. (Use a period at the end of each). Five prepared sentence labels without a capital letter at the beginning of the first word and without […]