A sentence stands alone to express a complete thought. Surprisingly, most 5th graders still need to revisit the concepts of complete sentences and fragments and how to punctuate the four different kinds of sentences. Combining shorter sentences into longer, more complex sentences is another skill that requires practise. Students get all of that needed review in this unit, in addition to learning how to identify and fix run-on sentences.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Complete Sentences Give students practise with all of the parts that make up complete sentences in this exercise.
Types of SentencesTest your students with these exercises that have them identify simple, compound, and complex sentences. Helpful hints give your students all the information they need to work through the problems on their own.
End Punctuation 3Help your struggling fifth grader strengthen their sentence identification skills with these exercises made for their age group.
Sentences vs. Fragment: Floyd Danger AdventureThis sentences vs. fragment game sends Floyd Danger on an adventure to get the book of complete sentences. Students will help him collect coins and unlock doors by categorizing complete sentences, sentence fragments, and run-on sentences. practising this grammar building block is especially important for fifth graders preparing to write more complex text in the year six.
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 3Make your fifth grader a master of sentence fragments with these exercises that have them identify incomplete sentences and improve their writing.
Run-OnsImprove your students' phrasing with these exercises that teach them how to identify and fix awkward run-on sentences.
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences 3Have your fifth graders challenge themselves with these exercises that ask them to identify independent and dependent clauses while reviewing different sentence structures.

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