After we added Complete Sentences to the notebooks, we moved onto Fragments and Run-ons. A fragment is missing a subject or a predicate so it is considered to be an incomplete sentence. A run-on is two complete sentences that run together. I love starting off the year with these lessons because I refer to them all the time! Especially when students are writing a response to a question. I always ask them to write in complete sentences and incorporate part of the question into the answer.
I start off with a teaching slide on my smart board and we practice together. Then they work on notes and samples for interactive notebooks. Don’t forget to make flaps! Last, I give them some independent practice that I may use for a daily grade.
Tilt your head sideways! I can’t seem to be able to flip them around! Ha!