This fun activity will have your students on the lookout all year long for sentences that need to go "behind bars". Help your students differentiate between complete and incomplete sentences by throwing "in jail" those sentences that break the rules. Get your incomplete sentences "out of jail" by adding words and punctuation marks to make them into complete sentences. Write them on the recording sheet.
You can use this activity to introduce complete sentences, as a culminating activity, or for struggling students. It can be done as a whole class activity, in small groups, or individually. It can also make a cute bulletin board if desired.
Included in packet:
* 2 "complete sentence" anchor charts (one simple and one more
* 2 "jails" (one in color, and one in black & white)
* "Sheriff" badges for students to wear
* Teaching page to do WITH students
* Recording sheet to use after you play game
* 10 incomplete sentence strips
* 5 complete sentence strips
* empty sentence strips to make your own sentence
* Complete instruction sheet
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