This activity is based on the vocabulary words from the 4th grade Journeys Reading Series story "Invasion from Mars," but could be used with other grades as well.
It includes the following:
-Sentence Sorting Tree Map
-Fifteen individual sentences using the following grade-level vocabulary words: luminous, daring, alarmed, faded, awe, extraordinary, reacted, indescribably, conveyed, confer
-Blank page for students to write corrections of run-on and incomplete sentences.
Using the tree map, students will sort sentences containing grade-level vocabulary words into three columns: sentence fragments, complete sentences, and run-on sentences. Sentences can be cut out and laminated for frequent use, or can be cut out and glued to the tree map as students work individually or in a small group. After completing the tree map, students can share their work with the teacher, a small group, or the entire class. As an extension activity, students can rewrite the incomplete and run-on sentences using the form provided.