A sentence stands alone to express a complete thought. Surprisingly, most 5th graders still need to revisit the concepts of complete sentences and fragments and how to punctuate the four different kinds of sentences. Combining shorter sentences into longer, more complex sentences is another skill that requires practice. Students get all of that needed review in this unit, in addition to learning how to identify and fix run-on sentences.
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This sentences vs. fragment game sends Floyd Danger on an adventure to get the book of complete sentences. Students will help him collect coins and unlock doors by categorizing complete sentences, sentence fragments, and run-on sentences. Practicing this grammar building block is especially important for fifth graders preparing to write more complex text in the fifth grade.