Run on sentences

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Run on sentences

  1. 1. Run-On Sentences A Grammar Lesson for 4 th Grade Created by Teresa Wilson - Desert Palms Elementary - July 2010
  2. 2. Good writers combine closely related thoughts into compound and complex sentences to improve fluency. Jason stood on his hands while he was riding on his skateboard.
  3. 3. A run-on sentence is a sentence with two or more independent clauses that are combined incorrectly. Only closely related thoughts should be combined into one sentence.
  4. 4. A run-on sentence joins two or more sentences that should be written separately. The boy found a raft the raft floated down the river.
  5. 5. <ul><li>You can correct a run-on sentence by separating two </li></ul><ul><li>complete ideas into two sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Each sentence must have a subject and a predicate. </li></ul>The boy found a raft. and The raft floated down the river.
  6. 6. Correct the run-on sentences by separating them into two sentences. Each sentence must have a subject and a verb. I’m bored at grandma’s house she doesn’t have a TV. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  7. 7. We’re going bird watching you can bring your friend along. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  8. 8. <ul><li>You can also correct a run-on sentence by rewriting </li></ul><ul><li>it as a compound or a complex sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure your new sentence makes sense. </li></ul>She looked at the drawings wondered who drew them. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  9. 9. He’s never been on a boat he’s afraid he’ll get seasick. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  10. 10. <ul><li>A group of words without both a subject and a </li></ul><ul><li>predicate is a fragment . </li></ul><ul><li>A dependent clause by itself is a fragment . </li></ul><ul><li>Add the missing piece or join the fragments with a </li></ul><ul><li>conjunction to correct. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Birds flew overhead and swooped down, a crane waded to the raft. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  12. 12. Walking to the river. I saw many types of wildlife. Hiding. Share your correction with your shoulder partner.
  13. 13. Share your correction with your shoulder partner. I heard chirping a flock of birds came into view.

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