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    • Fixing Sentence Problems Check for Run-on and Rambling Sentences 10/22/09
    • Announcement
      • Reminder: publishing party is tomorrow.
      • Bring food and bev!!
      • Published piece:
        • Cover page (w/title, your name and illustration)
        • Your final version (typed or hand-written on pub paper; no pencils !!),
        • all your previous drafts (part of the grade)
        • construction paper as back cover
    • Things to Learn Today:
      • What are run-on sentences ?
      • What are Ramblings ?
      • How do we fix them?
    • Goal:
      • Eliminate (get RID of) all Run-ons and ramblings from our first published piece!!
        • Unless you have good reasons to leave them there
        • Ie: Dialogue; special effect
        • Consult your writing partner or Ms. Tu (Ms. Campbell, Mr. Golubchick, Ms. Chin, etc.)
    • Run-On Sentences
      • Two or more sentences that run together
      • One popular example: Comma Splice !
        • Sentences are connected (spliced together) with a comma ( , ) instead of a PERIOD.
    • Example of Run-on
      • Run-on (comma splice)
      • The pet show was fun , the crowd love Jenn’s friendly dog, Brenna.
      • Corrected
      • The pet show was fun . The crowd loved Jenn’s friendly dog, Brenna.
      • The pet show was fun , and the crowd loved Jenn’s friendly dog, Brenna.
    • Now you try… Run-on Corrected
      • The last time I was in Canada was when I was in 3 rd grade, it was Christmas.
      - The last time I was in Canada was when I was in 3 rd grade . It was Christmas.
    • Now you try… Run-on Corrected
      • It was an early summer morning, my mom and I marched to the backyard.
      • It was an early summer morning . M y mom and I marched to the backyard.
    • Rambling
      • Several sentences are connected with coordinating conjunctions such as and , or , or but !
    • Example of Rambling
      • Rambling
      • I knew that Maya’s parrot would get an award and I also thought that Lem’s cat would win something but I was not so sure that Jenn’s dog would do well.
      • Corrected
      • I knew that Maya’s parrot would get an award , and I also thought that Lem’s cat would win something . I was not so sure that Jenn’s dog would do well.
    • Now you try… Rambling Corrected
      • Tara’s monkey jumped on David’s shoulder and his dog, Kip, started barking and the monkey jumped on Kip’s back and Kip began to turn in circles trying to get the monkey off his back.
      - Tara’s monkey jumped on David’s shoulder , and his dog, Kip, started barking . The monkey jumped on Kip’s back , and Kip began to turn in circles trying to get the monkey off his back.
    • So today and everyday..
      • When you edit your writing,
      • Make sure you ELIMIATE run-on and rambling sentences before crossing out the last editing bubble (aka. SPAC S ).
    • Now …
      • Work on final editing.
      • Eliminate all run-ons and ramblings!!!
      • Copy the story to the publishing paper. You can also type it up at home , but you will be responsible for printing out your piece and bringing it in!!
      • NO PENCILS!!!
    • “ I’m done.”
      • Never say it! (or Ms. Tu gets mad.)
      • Work on beautifying your cover.
      • Help your friend edit (do it silently or keep your voices very very low.)
      • Add illustrations to the boxes on your pub. Paper
      • Read independently (it’s not Friday yet! No Manga/magz/games/riddles allowed!)