This package includes all that you will need to teach your students to understand, recognize, and eliminate Sentence Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Spices from their writing. It includes both PowerPoint presentation notes (with examples), as well as worksheet to handout to students, and a summative assessment quiz.
Included in this document are 38 editable PowerPoint slides, with step-by-step notes and examples of Sentence Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices, sprinkled with some humour along the way.
Accompanying my 38 editable presentation slides are 8 pages of worksheets and a 2-page summative quiz. Full Answer Keys are provided, as well. I have included these 10 worksheet/quiz pages both as .docx and .pdf files, allowing you select whatever one you feel most comfortable using. These worksheets are partly my own creation and cobbled together parts from other worksheets I have collected over the years.
- Three pages on Sentence Fragments only.
- One page on Comma Splice only
- One page on Run-On Sentences only
- Three pages on Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences together.
- Two page quiz on Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-On Sentences.
- Ten pages of Answer Keys for all the above worksheets and quiz.
I teach this material over three days, so that students do not get overloaded with grammar. Let's face it: it is neither the most fun content to learn in English, nor the most enjoyable material to teach. Yet, this package offers up very useful information for students in bite-size pieces. More than one student has come up to me, a year or two later, and thanked me for the grammar they learned in my English class. That's the best praise I could ever receive!