Students will read five sentences and determine which are complete sentences and which are run-ons. They will be introduced to two ways to fix run-ons: 1) Write two separate sentences. 2) Write a compound sentence by adding a coordinating conjunction. They will practice correcting sentences using these two options.
Explain that a sentence should not contain more than two of the following words: "and" (unless you're writing a list), "but," "so," and "then." Students will fix two sentences that use these words more than once. One of the sentences is: "Regina loved soda but she couldn't find her favorite flavor but she still drank it." Next, students will walk to different sides of the classroom to indicate whether a sentence is a run-on.