Answer in Complete Sentences

TARGET: communication
answer in complete sentences
confidence, resourcefulness, thinking on your feet, enthusiasm, focus, oral communication
white board
10 minutes
Directions: Write the following on your white board, but do not give the class any explanation:
Ask individual students a series of questions, see below for examples. If the student answers in
a complete sentence, add a slash under the + sign. If the student gives a one word answer, add
a slash under the — sign.
At some point, ask students if they can guess the difference between the answers that get a “+”
sign and those that get a “—” sign.
Question examples:
Have you had a good day?
Did you have fun at the football game?
Do you have plans for the weekend?
Where did you place in the competition?
One word answers can sound like a young child;
developing the skill to answer in complete
sentences will help students come across as
thoughtful and well educated.
Course Standards 1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5 1:6
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