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Need a quick review of run-ons that will catch students' attention? This video uses the characters of Albert Einstein and a robot to cover an overview of the topic. It’s a terrific go-to video for a mini-lesson.
Students often ask why grammar matters, and sometimes even we question why we are teaching it. This article not only gives some great teaching tips but also gives clear connections to grammar skills (including fixing run-on sentences) and standardized tests.
This activity is such a great hands-on way to help students learn how to manage run-on sentences. My students loved being able to roll out their long sentence strips and divide up the run-on sentences into complete sentences.
Students can't always see run-on sentences when they are looking at their own writing. A good starting point for identifying these sentences is practice activities. Chomp-Chomp's interactive practice activities include goofy sentences that help students engage and learn at the same time.
I love this "grab-and-go" teaching resource! This Powerpoint presentation teaches the basics of run-on sentences in a fun, engaging way. It includes a section on fragment sentences that you can use or simply delete those slides.