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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
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.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Run On Sentences - To Use with The Cay
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.
4th English Language Arts
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 lesson, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude then locate regional places the Hopi would run.
4th - 8th Health
Fitness Curriculum Agility - Cone Drills & Pro Agility Run
Although this is not a instructional activity 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.
6th - 12th Physical Education
Editing For Run On Sentences
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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
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.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Jon and Charlie's Run
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.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Run! Mini-Book - Sight Words Run and Said
A group of African animals teach young readers to recognize the sight words run and said in this fun, printable book. Using a simple repetitive sentence structure, students read through the book before practicing writing the words on the provided lined pages.
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing is tough to perfect. Help your class improve their writing skills by studying different sentence problems. This reference guide covers sentence fragments, run-ons, and misplaced modifiers, but that's just to start! There's a short practice opportunity at the end, but you'll want to give your learners extra practice to accompany this packet.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Stop That Run-On!
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.
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Correcting Run-On Sentences
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).
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Run On Sentences
Explore run-on sentences with your language arts class. There is a SMART Board presentation included, but even if you don't have access to this technology, there are several useful pieces here. Provide your learners with the "student handout" which has them edit two short paragraphs.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)
After reading a detailed explanation of fused sentences and studying the provided examples, learners reconstruct nine sentences to eliminate comma splices and fused, or run-on, sentences. This could be used as homework or a group exercise.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Run/Walk Across America
Walk, jog, or run across America. Maps of individual states, visual progress, competition, and rewards, seem to be great motivational ideas. Make sure that the distances that each class has to walk or run are the same, because getting across Rhode Island takes a lot less that getting across Texas.
K - 8th Physical Education
UWF Writing Lab: Rules of Thumb for Recognizing Comma Splices and Run-ons
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.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Fragments and run-ons and splices! OH MY!
Clearly and thoroughly display common errors in writing. Slides first give a definition, then examples followed by revisions. Words and corrections are emphasized with different colors, making problems easy to relay. Plenty of examples make this a great resource to help ensure proper grammar before a writing assignment.
9th - 12th English Language Arts