So many students writing contains fragments, run-ons and comma splices no matter what their ages. This is a simple lesson of bell ringers that will help students to realize what they’re doing and gives some hints on how to do away with these problems.
Check out the lesson and then consider your students’ ages/ability level. Then decide how you want to teach it—take one or two days, five days or seven days.
The lesson can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods. It can be taught in five days by duplicating the first four pages front to back and teaching each double-sided page on one day. Finally, it can be taught using each page separately (do not duplicate front and back) and it will take seven days to teach. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. They are straight-forward and simple so that students can absorb the basic concepts easily.
This lesson contains:
• An informational worksheet on “Sentence Fragments That Are Phrases” with KEY
• An informational worksheet titled, “Fragments That Are Phrases” with KEY
• An informational worksheet titled “Avoiding Run-ons” with KEY
• An informational worksheet titled, “Avoiding Comma Splices” with KEY
• A worksheet on “What are Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices” with KEY
• A worksheet titled “Correcting Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices” in which students rewrite an essay correcting all problems with KEY
• An objective “Quiz over Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices” with KEY
At all levels and ages, students write fragments and run-ons. Hopefully, these short lessons will help them to remedy this problem.
This lesson is also in a Bundle. Find it in my store under Trimester One