Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding 3 Ways to Fix a Run-On - Section 3: Three Ways to Fix a Run-On Sentence, Notes


I remember the first time I taught a variation of this lesson. It was during student teaching. I began by posing the same question: What is a run-on sentence?

Kids gave the stock answer: A very, very, very long sentence.

Good! I agreed. Unfortunately, this wasn't correct. A run-on sentence is not a very, very, very long sentence. A run-on sentence, as we define it in sixth grade, is a sentence that inappropriately connects too many ideas, without the proper connections, ie: semicolon, FANBOYS with an and, or a sentence ending.

Remember, before you teach run-ons... it is important to understand the real definition of a run-on.

  Undestanding the Definiton of Run-On
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Undestanding the Definiton of Run-On
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3 Ways to Fix a Run-On

Unit 8: My Story, My Memory. Memoir
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: SWBAT take example run-on sentences and edit them by using one of the three tricks.

Big Idea: How do we decide if a sentence is a run-on? Once we locate a run-on, use one of the three methods to fix them.

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