Students will read four fragments and determine whether the fragments are missing subjects or predicates. Next, students will work in pairs to make the fragments into complete sentences. They will read a group of fragments and complete sentences. They will classify the words and justify their answers.
Explain that fragments can sometimes be corrected by adding a comma, such as in this sentence: "Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of the United States, who is known for being an inventor. Students will practice this skill with this group of words: "Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals. Which helps thousands of people to see." Then, students will distinguish between complete sentences and fragments. They will also read a short passage and correct any fragments.