Interactive Edit: Looking at Grammar and Mechanics the Right Way
Teach students to look at examples of excellent sentences and ask themselves, "what works well?" Instead of looking at poorly written sentences and fixing them. Let's show our students what great sentences look like! In this resource, there is a list of 20 well written sentences along with a printable response sheet for each sentence. That's one month worth of interactive edits! ($)
Fun way to practice sentence-writing skills! Students work with a partner or team to sort sentence strips into three categories: complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons. This activity is included in Laura Candler's Sentence Go Round. $
$ Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Perhaps they write in complete sentences, but their sentences are short and choppy. Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more complex sentences. It starts with a short review of fragments, run-ons, and complete sentences. Then students work with a team to expand short, basic sentences into longer, more interesting sentences.
TASK CARDS: Run-On Sentences - Are you looking for an engaging activity that leads to improved student writing? These vibrant task cards give students helpful targeted practice with eliminating run-on sentences. Great for stations or small groups!
FREE- Are your students' minds already on summer? Why not go with the "summer state of mind" while still practicing changing fragments into sentences with this FREEBIE?Students first identify 15 groups of words as sentences or fragments. Then they must change the fragments into complete sentences in order to write a "summer story."
My students were struggling to determine whether or not a group of words was a complete sentence, so I put together a set of phrases for them to practice with as small groups. They read the phrase out loud, and then determine if it is a sentence or a fragment. f answered correctly, I'll award that team a point. If it is a fragment, they can earn bonus points by making it into a complete sentence. That is what has helped them the most. And they love the practice!