Correcting Run-On Sentences

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

In this lesson, students will learn about run-on sentences

This lesson is for third through fifth graders.


Students will learn:
To correct run-on sentences.

Materials Needed

Worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet.

Then, you will explain to the students about run-on sentences. You can do this by writing examples on the board.

Example: Christy is an amateur detective Megan is a freelance writer.

Change to: Christy is an amateur detective, and Megan is a freelance writer.

After that, you will pass out the worksheet for them to do independently.Worksheet - Correcting Run-on Sentences

Directions: In the following sentences, change the run-on sentences into complete sentences.

1. Tom went to the movie Cindy went to the store.

2. Christy looked out the window she saw it was going to rain.

3. Sadey likes to chase Cassie in the yard Penny likes to play with Tippy.

4. The basketball team won the tournament this year they celebrated.

5. She went downstairs to do the laundry she walked upstairs to fix a snack.

6. Cindy did the dishes Candy dried them.

7. The birds flew into the woods they started singing.

8. The wind blew stronger today it started raining.

9. We walked to school it was a sunny day.

10. The birthday party was a big surprise Susie was surprised.

11. Susie received a new puppy for her birthday the puppy's name was Patches.

12. Connie listened to her music it was too loud.

13. Jamie liked to play board games with her father Jamie lost some of the games.

14. The wind blew during the storm on Saturday there were several branches on the ground.

15. We can go when I get paid I am hoping to get paid tomorrow.

16. Christy and Megan went to the mall to buy some mystery books Megan also bought some journals for her writing.

17. We walked down the street we saw two squirrels playing together.

18. We cleaned our room we went to the movie.

19. Megan and Christy are amateur detectives they like to solve mysteries.

20. Megan would like to have a mystery book club she wants Christy to join her.


Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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