Sentence Surgery in ENGLISH Run-on Sentences and Revising Sentences
Run-on Sentence Surgery: Students can work in teams or partners to cut the run-on sentences, choose the correct conjunction to write on a bandage, and stick the sentences together to create a compound sentence.
Revising Sentence Surgery: Students can work in teams or partners to practice revising sentences in multiple choice format and gluing to patient's body. Questions are all from STAAR released tests from 2013-2018.
These activities work best once students have been introduced to all the conjunction words and understand how their meaning affects a compound sentence. They should also have practiced strategies for revising sentences and be familiar with identifying run-on sentences, comma usage, and compound sentences.
Includes: Teacher directions, printables for two activities (Run-On Sentence Surgery and Revising Surgery), Printable/Editable Medical Badges, Ideas for Classroom transformation with suggested materials list, and Answer Keys.
ENGLISH Language Arts 4th grade Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills:
4.15(C) revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience
4.15(D) edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling
4.20(B) use the complete subject and the complete predicate in a sentence
4.20(C) use complete simple and compound sentences with correct subject-verb agreement
4.21(C) recognize and use punctuation marks including: (i) commas in compound sentences