Complete and Incomplete
Sentences
Reteach
How do you know when a sentence
is complete?
It can answer the two questions:
“Who?” and
“What is it doing?”
If you can an...
EXAMPLE
The dog chased the mailman.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? THE DOG
WHATWHAT did it do? CHASED THE MAILMAN
Ask your...
PRACTICE
Al’s dad drives the truck.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two ques...
PRACTICE
Al makes a big splash.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two question...
PRACTICE
Frogs croak.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two questions needed f...
PRACTICE
He grabs his things.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two questions ...
PRACTICE
Did our homework.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two questions nee...
PRACTICE
Played on my team.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two questions ne...
PRACTICE
Kelly and Bess.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two questions neede...
PRACTICE
My mother and her friend.
WHOWHO is this sentence about?
Ask yourself if the group of words answers
the two quest...
COMPLETE THE
INDEPENDENT
PRACTICE HANDOUT
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Kittens purr.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Kittens
Purr.
We can answer our two questions “WHO?”
and...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Mom and Dad went to the store.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Mom and
Dad
Went to the store.
We can a...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Bobby and Jimmy.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Bobby and
Jimmy
We don’t know what they did. This sen...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Flowers bloom.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Flowers
Bloom.
We can answer our two questions “WHO?”
a...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Likes it when I get all A’s.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? ???????????
WHO likes it when I get all A...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Sue went swimming.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Sue
Went swimming.
We can answer our two questions ...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Do our homework every night.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? ???????????
WHO does their homework every...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Paula, Sue, and Pat.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Paula, Sue,
and Pat
We don’t know what they did. ...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Carla made a homerun.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Carla
Made a homerun.
We can answer our two ques...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Plays ball with Sam and me.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? ???????????
WHO plays ball with Sam and me...
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Franny gave Ginny a hug.
WHOWHO is this sentence about? Franny
Gave Ginny a hug.
We can answer our tw...
REMEMBER: YOU KNOW A
SENTENCE IS COMPLETE WHEN
It can answer the two questions:
“Who?” and
“What is it doing?”
If you can ...
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Complete and incomplete sentences reteach

  1. 1. Complete and Incomplete Sentences Reteach
  2. 2. How do you know when a sentence is complete? It can answer the two questions: “Who?” and “What is it doing?” If you can answer these two questions, the sentence has a SUBJECTSUBJECT (naming part) and a PREDICATEPREDICATE (telling part). These are the two parts needed for a complete sentence.
  3. 3. EXAMPLE The dog chased the mailman. WHOWHO is this sentence about? THE DOG WHATWHAT did it do? CHASED THE MAILMAN Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE.
  4. 4. PRACTICE Al’s dad drives the truck. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. Al’s dad Drives the truck. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT does he do?
  5. 5. PRACTICE Al makes a big splash. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. Al Makes a big splash. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT does he do?
  6. 6. PRACTICE Frogs croak. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. Frogs Croak. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT do they do?
  7. 7. PRACTICE He grabs his things. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. He Grabs his things. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT does he do?
  8. 8. PRACTICE Did our homework. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. ???????? “WHO” did our homework? We don’t know. This sentence doesn’t tell us WHO, so it is incomplete.
  9. 9. PRACTICE Played on my team. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. ????????? “WHO” played on my team? We don’t know. This sentence doesn’t tell us WHO, so it is incomplete.
  10. 10. PRACTICE Kelly and Bess. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. Kelly and Bess We don’t know what they did. This sentence doesn’t tell us the action, so it is incomplete. ??????????????WHATWHAT do they do?
  11. 11. PRACTICE My mother and her friend. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. My mother and her friend We don’t know what they did. This sentence doesn’t tell us the action, so it is incomplete. ??????????????WHATWHAT do they do?
  12. 12. COMPLETE THE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE HANDOUT
  13. 13. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Kittens purr. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Kittens Purr. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT do they do?
  14. 14. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Mom and Dad went to the store. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Mom and Dad Went to the store. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT did they do?
  15. 15. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Bobby and Jimmy. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Bobby and Jimmy We don’t know what they did. This sentence doesn’t tell us the action, so it is incomplete. ??????????????WHATWHAT do they do?
  16. 16. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Flowers bloom. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Flowers Bloom. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT do they do?
  17. 17. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Likes it when I get all A’s. WHOWHO is this sentence about? ??????????? WHO likes it when I get all A’s? We don’t know! This sentence doesn’t tell us the WHO, so it is incomplete.
  18. 18. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Sue went swimming. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Sue Went swimming. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT did she do?
  19. 19. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Do our homework every night. WHOWHO is this sentence about? ??????????? WHO does their homework every night? We don’t know! This sentence doesn’t tell us the WHO, so it is incomplete.
  20. 20. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Paula, Sue, and Pat. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Paula, Sue, and Pat We don’t know what they did. This sentence doesn’t tell us the action, so it is incomplete. ??????????????WHATWHAT do they do?
  21. 21. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Carla made a homerun. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Carla Made a homerun. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT did she do?
  22. 22. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Plays ball with Sam and me. WHOWHO is this sentence about? ??????????? WHO plays ball with Sam and me? We don’t know! This sentence doesn’t tell us the WHO, so it is incomplete.
  23. 23. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Franny gave Ginny a hug. WHOWHO is this sentence about? Franny Gave Ginny a hug. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE. WHATWHAT did she do?
  24. 24. REMEMBER: YOU KNOW A SENTENCE IS COMPLETE WHEN It can answer the two questions: “Who?” and “What is it doing?” If you can answer these two questions, the sentence has a SUBJECTSUBJECT (naming part) and a PREDICATEPREDICATE (telling part). These are the two parts needed for a complete sentence.
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