*Have the students get into pairs/groups of 2 or 3.
*Have the students take turns drawing a strip of paper.
*The student should read the words on the strip and decide if it is a complete sentence or sentence fragment.
*Have the student place the strip into the proper envelope. *Students take turns collecting the strips. However, there is a twist. If a student draws a KABOOM! card, he/she must take all strips from their envelopes and put it back into the large container. Then, set that KABOOM! strip aside (don’t put it back in!). The students continue until there are no more strips. At the end, review the answer key and make sure everyone put their strips into the correct container. For each correct answer, the student will get a point. Then have the students write their answers on the recording sheet! *The winner is the individual who has the most points/strips at the end.
This lesson will help students learn about sentence fragments as well as complete and incomplete sentences. For differentiation purposes, you can have your upper level students write what part of the sentence is missing (noun or verb) on their recording sheet.