A RUN-ON SENTENCE is two complete sentences that run together.
Example: I like blueberries I don't like bananas.
Fixing Run-On Sentences:
1. Separate the two ideas into two sentences.
Ex. I like blueberries. I don't like bananas.
2. Create a compound sentence by using conjunctions. Use FANBOYS to help students remember a variety of conjunctions. It helps students create compound sentences with words other than AND! They want to use AND for all of them!
Ex. I like blueberries, but I don't like bananas.
For more practice, have students write their own run-on sentences and have their partner correct them. Then come back as a whole group and share some of the student samples on the board.
Writing Mini Lesson #5- Paragraph Writing!
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