Every year this lesson comes up and I am not one to use the same lesson over and over again. So this year I incorporated our novel that the 6th graders are reading. After they understood the difference between the four types of sentences they read a chapter and identified as many of those sentences while reading. While reading they referenced their fold-able on the four types of sentences in their notebook.
Then they were asked to write their own sentences by using a table in their interactive notebook. They also used the smart board to sort the four types of sentences.
I always enjoy teaching the four types of sentences because its so simple and easy for students to grasp.