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Complete sentence review with focus on VERBS
Complete Sentences vs. Sentence Fragments
Click on the below link to listen to a pod-cast reviewing the difference between a complete sentence and a sentence fragment. Fragments are inescapable in speech and dialogue, but should be avoided in your writing. The below podcast is by the well-known writer and grammarian, Mignon Fogarty, also known as GRAMMAR GIRL.
Click on the link and then push the "play" button in the orange bar underneath the heading "Sentence Fragment" and listen to her explanations (which follow a quick advertisement).
Listen to the first
**4 min. and 26 sec. of this fragmet**
. You may stop the pod-cast at that point.
Follow along on your hand-out, which includes everything she is saying, and fill-in the blanks as you go. The answers you need will be given by Grammar Girl in the pod-cast. Pause the audio if you can't fill-in the blanks fast enough.
Note: Ms. Fogarty refers to herself as "Grammar Girl" and speaks with another character named "Sir Fragalot."
The Run-on Sentence
Click on the below link to listen to a Grammar Girl pod-cast reviewing the definition of a run-on sentence. Run-ons happen to even the best writers when we create too quickly and don't proofread thoroughly and/or get someone else to read our writing.
Listen to the first
3 min. and 25 sec.
of the podcast.
Follow along on your hand-out, which includes the script. Fill-in the blanks as you go.
THEN, take the below quiz. Make a note on your run-on handout about your score and be ready to share it in class on Monday.
Quiz: Repairing Run-on Sentences
Another resource for fragments:
Subject and Predicate review
Watch the following brief videos and take notes in the Grammar section of your binder while watching.
When finished, pretend you have to explain the difference between adjectives and adverbs to a 6th grader.
Write down how you would explain these concepts, including examples.
You should refer to all the notes in your Grammar section on adjectives and adverbs.
When finished, explain the lesson to the person next to you, and listen when her/she shares with you.
Adverb practice (modifying adjectives)
Adverb review from Schoolhouse Rock
Mr. Thoth explains adverbs
help on how to format text
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