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Let's use math to solve an argument. Jon and Charlie are debating about who can run farther, but who is right? That's what your class will figure out as they apply their understanding of fractions to this real-life situation. A simple, yet effective problem that requires learners to support their explanations with visual models. Follow up this activity with a discussion, allowing learners to share their solutions with their peers.
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.
A simple lesson with a lot of support behind it. Your learners will find out how long it takes Molly to run a mile by choosing their solution method. The activity can be used as a lesson or as an independent assignment. Preface with these lessons, which you can find in the Additional Materials section: "How Many Marbles" to model dividing with fractions or "Molly's Run, Assessment Variation" to check for understanding. 
How far is it between school and home? Here is a relatable activity where the participant runs to school a certain fraction of the way. That distance is given in miles. It is up to your learners to determine the distance between home and school. Ask students to draw a model of the problem and then write the fractional computation. 
Part of as assessment series, the activity follows the instructional activity Molly's Run to practice ratios and dividing with fractions. Different solution options are given for your learners' preference. The commentary explains how the standards differ from 6th to 7th grade when using ratios. Use "The Escalator" and "Riding at a Constant Speed" to practice unit rates and ratios. 
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 learning exercise or a quiz to assess your grammarians. 
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.
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!
Students 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.
Sixth graders apply problem solving strategies to work with a real life situation in which they need to determine the area. They determine the area of chicken runs that are rectangular in shape when give a partial perimeter.
For this run-on sentences worksheet, learners 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 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.
Combine math and exercise using this resource. Learners record their times as they run the 100 meter dash. They use this information to create bar graphs, circle graphs, and histograms. They compare their times to current world records and to the results of other classes.
In this short story comprehension worksheet, students read the short story about running and answer 5 comprehension multiple choice questions and 5 vocabulary multiple choice questions.
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.
In this recognizing sentences, fragments, and run-ons worksheet, students read statements and determine if they are written correctly and if not, whether they are run-ons or fragments with choices about how to fix them. Students choose 10 multiple choice answers.
Students research the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain and the characteristics of the Spanish bullfight. They create multimedia presentation which they present orally and write a research paper using the information.
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.

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