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Writers practice eliminating run-on sentences in their writing. They read examples of run-on sentences printed on sentence strips. They then identify where the sentence should end and cut the sentence strip. Then have learners rewrite the edited sentences in their notebook. They're sure to like this kinesthetic approach!
Explore grammar rules by completing a worksheet. For this sentence structure lesson, kids define run-on sentences and read sample sentences to determine whether they are complete or incomplete. There is also a space for the writer to edit each sentence to correct its errors.
Fix fragments and run-ons. Kids practice editing a piece of their own writing, read, and take notes of common examples. They practice connecting independent clauses and then use the information to edit previously written pieces. Note: This instructional activity is intended for grades 9-12 but could be modified for younger grades.
Tired of finding comma splices, run-ons, and fragments in your student essays? Look no further than this grammar presentation, which clears up sentence errors with ease. Several examples of each error, as well as opportunities to correct them, will help your young grammarians understand how to fix their writing. You could show the presentation as a whole in one class setting, or you could divide it up over several lectures.
As kids develop writing skills, run-on sentences are bound to happen. Review what a run-on sentence is with the first part of this worksheet, and then let them try to correct the 10 run-on sentences provided. Since there are a few different ways to correct a run-on, make sure you help them out by providing some initial examples.
Have you seen run-on sentences in your learners' writing lately? If you're looking to address this issue, you might use this run-on sentence handout as a reference sheet. This handout lists examples of run-on sentences as well as circumstances under which run-on sentences typically happen. For each example sentence, this resource provides an edited version with corrected punctuation and wording.
Review what a run-on sentence is with your learners. Examples of comma splices and fused sentences are shown for readers to practice correcting. Answers are given as well. Suggestions are then listed to help writers fix run-ons in their own work. Cover grammar interactively with your class!