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Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The worksheet is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first exercise, pupils insert proper punctuation. For the second, they must evaluate each sentence or sentence group and fix punctuation mistakes.
An outstanding presentation on what run-on sentences are, and how to fix them, awaits your class in this language arts PowerPoint. They are shown four different methods they can use to fix a run-on sentence. This presentation is meant to be used while reading The Cay with your class. Additionally, some outstanding links are embedded in the final slides. These links will provide more practice.
Can your class members identify simple and compound sentences? Do they know what a run-on sentence looks like and how to fix one? Use this resource as a worksheet or a quiz to assess your grammarians. 
After completing a writing assignment of sorts (you decide the assignment's topic and focus), bring your learners together to discuss run-on sentences. After looking at five examples as a whole group, writers return to their desks to correct their personal writing. During this time, the teacher pulls learners aside to discuss ways to improve their writing. A 10-question exit slip is provided, and it contains so much information that you could actually use it as an assignment!
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Running Free, the Jami Goldman Story. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
In this run-on sentences learning exercise, students identify simple, compound, and run-on sentences, then proofread a paragraph for errors in run-on sentences. Students must correct the run-on sentences in the paragraph in addition to identifying them.
Students identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. In this social studies instructional activity, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude then locate regional places the Hopi would run. Students participate in a running activity with their physical education teacher.
Students build a model to demonstrate storm water run-off. In this water turbidity lesson, students set up an experiment to measure the turbidity of water after a simulated rain storm. Data is collected and graphed on their graphing calculator. A worksheet is included for students to respond on.
Help your kids polish their writing skills. First, they study sentences so they can easily identify sentence fragments and how to fix them. The same type of explanation is provided for run-on sentences. After this guided practice section, emerging writers can practice with the 12 sentences (or fragments!) below. 
Eliminate run-on sentences! This practice opportunity highlights run-on sentence errors and how to fix them. Examples are shown, and learners are given two options: using semi-colons or commas and coordinating conjunctions. Help polish student writing with this important grammar lesson. 
Eleventh graders list factors that helped cause the economic collapse during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 11th graders view video clips, read, and research the Great Depression and identify bank runs and Hoovervilles.
Although this is not a lesson in itself, these four running agility drills would be great to incorporate into training for athletic teams. Work on quick movements forwards, backwards, sideways, and on pivoting properly. Agility is often overlooked when coaches are focusing on particular skills. Take a look at these four agility drills and see what you can use.
Students view pictures and identify the battles they portray. In this Civil War lesson, students identify the Battle of Bull Run and battles that took place in Virginia. Students discover the civil unrest that led to changes in society.
Although the lesson's PowerPoint presentation is not currently functioning, you could still use the attached worksheet to give your class practice identifying complete sentences. Ten sentences are provided, and the learner must determine which sentences are complete and which sentences are run-ons or sentence fragments. They correct the ones that are not currently complete. 
Students access prior knowledge of the economy in the North and South before the Civil War.  In this Battle of Bull Run lesson, students identify the emotions and experiences of soldiers in battle and can empathize with what they went through. Students discuss and write about the sources they've read.
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!
Although this practice opportunity is poorly organized, it does provide a chance for your upper elementary schoolers to identify complete sentences, run-on sentences, and sentence fragments. This worksheet also focuses on ways to correct run-on sentences and provides a list of words that can make a clause dependent (thereby correcting the run-on). 
In this run-on sentences worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions and write sentences. Students complete 11 questions total.
In these fragment and run-ons worksheets, learners review the definitions for sentence fragments and run-ons and how to correct them. Students then complete three pages of activities to help them correct sentences.
In this marathon worksheet, students explore the motivations that individuals in Korea and Australia have for running marathons. Students also write profiles for Hwang Young-jo.

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