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Abolish fragments from classroom writing! In order to do so, you might first try out this worksheet. Pupils identify complete and incomplete sentences and then practice writing complete sentences. An answer key is provided. 
What must a sentence contain in order to be complete? What different types of sentences exist? Look at declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences with this 17-slide presentation. Several example sentences are shown, and the presentation also highlights incomplete sentences and how to correct them. Pair these slides with a worksheet on sentence variety, and you're ready to go!
Tired of boring, redundant essays? Color-coded slides introduce writers to four basic sentence patterns: the simple sentence, the compound sentence, the complex sentence, and the compound-complex sentence. Sentence variety will help keep readers interested.
An extensive presentation on complete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and compound sentences, this resource would need to be split up into smaller sections in order to be accessible for most learners. Best used with personal computers, practice questions are included with linked responses that class members can click. The quiz links at the end do not work. 
In this vocabulary building worksheet, students match 10 definitions with words. In addition, students each of the ten words into sentences to practice the correct usage of each word.
Set up your learners to become master sentence combiners with this sentence combining learning exercise! There are 3 columns on this resource. Writers merge simple sentences from the first column and second column using the clue provided in the third column to guide their writing. The result of each combination is a complex sentence! If you want to increase complexity, consider taking away the clues column.
For this writing worksheet, 4th graders complete a complex sentence bulls eye graphic organizer. They start with a sentence to begin their story, and draw lines to two middle sentences and two endings.
Read a short story, "A Day at the Park" together as a class. Have the class break up into groups to add prepositional phrases to each sentence to make it more elaborate and interesting. Consider having a volunteer from each group read their drafts to show how much variety evolves by adding these components. 
In this word use worksheet, students learn the correct use of: although, even though, despite/ in spite of, despite the fact. Students read all of the rules before rewriting 3 sentences in 5 different ways.
Many types of sentences are covered in this presentation. Elementary schoolers view examples of complete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and compound sentences. After studying the rules, emerging writers try their hand at identifying these types of sentences in quiz form.
Students explore parts of speech by writing elaborate sentences. In this sentence structure lesson, students view a "sentence carousel" on the overhead which instructs students to turn simple sentences into well written descriptions by adding specific nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Students analyze each word they add to a sentence and discuss how it improves the quality of the writing.
What is a declarative sentence? Interrogative sentence? If your middle schoolers are asking these questions, it's time to learn them once and for all! Start by reading through the information provided at the top of the page, and then have learners read a series of sentences and decide which sentences fit into each of the four categories (declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory). 
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a boring version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and examine the reasons this story is more successful. Allow class members to choose a fairy tale to rewrite; the beginning of each sentence should start with a different letter, following alphabetical order. The final product will be a series of 26-sentence stories that creatively tap into different structures in order to include every letter from A-Z. The two model stories are included.
Instruct your class on how to put together a sentence in Spanish. The resource covers the different parts of speech, showing how the Spanish version of each sentence compares with the English version. While there are no procedures described, this information could be used to form a lesson or in a flipped classroom.
Students take on the roles of different words and punctuation and work collaboratively to create a complete sentence using correct parts of speech, word order, and punctuation. They progress from simple sentences to more complex sentences.
Students add prepositional phrases and clauses to a simple sentences and correctly use commas to punctuate the complex sentences they create.
In these fragment and run-ons worksheets, students 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.
Students who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.
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.
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical questions and quotations, this instructional activity includes 11 methods for writing topic sentences. Prompt learners to try a few specific methods to convey a single idea, and then reflect on which one works best given the style and audience of their assignment!

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