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Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
Fredonia, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with internet access
- Clip art or scrap magazines
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
- Sentence Fragment Pairs
- Creating Sentence Fragment Rules
- Sentence Fragment Brochure Rubric
- Judging Sentence Fragment Effectiveness
- Judging Sentence Fragment Effectiveness Sources (This is only for the teacher to know where the original sentences have come from. The tendency will be for students to think that professionally written sentence fragments are always effective, when that might not be the case, so they have a handout without the sources on it.)
- My English Teacher.Net
This grammar-focused website explains what fragments are, explores ways to find and fix fragments, and provides a practice paragraph for finding and correcting fragments.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This site reviews the definition of sentence fragments and how to correct them.
- Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing
This site not only defines and suggests ways to fix fragments but also mentions the possibility of stylistic fragments.
- Copy the Sentence Fragment Pairs handout (one for each class member).
- Copy the Creating Sentence Fragment Rules handout (one for each group member).
- Copy the Judging Sentence Fragment Effectiveness handout (one for each class member).
- Copy the Sentence Fragment Brochure Rubric (one for each student).
- Familiarize yourself with the RWT Printing Press student interactive and make sure that you have the appropriate software installed for it to run effectively. You will need computers with internet access for each student to use this interactive. If you need additional help with this interactive, please visit our Technical Help page.
- Examine suggested websites to decide if you want to do a minilesson on fragments before beginning this lesson.