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Floyd Danger: Quest for the Complete Sentence
Floyd Danger: Quest for the Complete Sentence
Game
Floyd Danger: Quest for the Complete Sentence
Help Floyd Danger capture the book of complete sentences by avoiding obstacles, sorting sentences, and creating complete sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sentences vs. Fragment: Floyd Danger Adventure
Sentences vs. Fragment: Floyd Danger Adventure
Game
Sentences vs. Fragment: Floyd Danger Adventure
In this fast-paced treasure-hunting game, kids identify and construct complete sentences, learning to avoid sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
This independent study packet, designed by curriculum experts, brings you Week 3 of first grade reading, writing, and math activities.
1st grade
Social emotional
Workbook
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Game
Complete Sentence Sorting: The Quest for the Complete Sentence
Kids practice sorting and creating complete sentences in this exciting cave game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this independent study packet for fourth graders features five more days of targeted practice with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Get Week 5 of our independent study packet resources for second graders.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features 5 days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Kindergarten Writing Skills
Kindergarten Writing Skills
Workbook
Kindergarten Writing Skills
Focused on writing skills, this workbook will have kindergarteners writing letters, then words, then composing short sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Beginning Grammar: Parts of a Sentence
Beginning Grammar: Parts of a Sentence
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Parts of a Sentence
Introduce your new writer to simple grammar concepts like the parts of a sentence with this helpful worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hen Pen: Reading Comprehension
Hen Pen: Reading Comprehension
Game
Hen Pen: Reading Comprehension
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our series contains 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth grade.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Writing Sentences: School
Writing Sentences: School
Worksheet
Writing Sentences: School
What is your favorite subject in school? Practice writing sentences by answering this question and more about school in this creative writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sight Words and Sounds
Sight Words and Sounds
Workbook
Sight Words and Sounds
This workbook helps kids master their sight words through fun word scrambles, tracing, and writing sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 2
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 2
Exercise
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 2
Have your fourth grader test their knowledge of subjects and predicates with these exercises that ask them to identify whether a sentence is a fragment, and what is missing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Get into Grammar
Get into Grammar
Workbook
Get into Grammar
This workbook covers the basics of grammar, from parts of speech, to descriptive vocabulary, verb tenses and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Complete Sentence Quiz
Complete Sentence Quiz
Game
Complete Sentence Quiz
Let's practice identifying complete sentences with this simple sentence quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sentence Writing: Animals
Sentence Writing: Animals
Worksheet
Sentence Writing: Animals
What is your favorite animal? Answer this question and many more in this creative writing worksheet in which first graders can practice writing sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This fifth grade independent study packet provides students with Week 6 of remote learning opportunities.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Introducing the Sentence
Introducing the Sentence
Workbook
Introducing the Sentence
This workbook capitalizes on the basic parts of sentence building for kids, from first word to ending punctuation.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Finding the Subject and Predicate
Finding the Subject and Predicate
Lesson Plan
Finding the Subject and Predicate
Help your students avoid the dreaded sentence fragment with this lesson that gives young writers the building blocks they need to succeed in English class.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sight Words 3
Sight Words 3
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 3
Sight words are commonly founds words that are not easy to decode because they don't follow set phonics rules (and must be learned by sight). Examples of sight words commonly found in first grade texts are would, thank, rain, and should. This guided lesson introduces first grader readers to even more sight words to help boost their comprehension and fluency.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Help budding fourth graders prepare for a new year of learning with the help of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 1
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 1
Exercise
Complete Sentences vs. Fragments 1
Help students identify whether or not a sentence is complete with these exercises that give helpful hints when they get stuck!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

Complete Sentences

A statement has to have certain parts present and accounted for in order to be a true sentence. Subject? Check. Verb? Check. Begins with a capital? Check. Ends with a mark? Check! Teach your student all about what goes into complete sentences with our worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. Once they give it a few tries, complete sentences will be completely easy!
The sentence is the foundation of writing. It represents the smallest complete thought. A sentence can be a simple two word clause or a several clause compound sentence. As long as it contains a main clause it is considered a complete sentence.
A sentence must contain several things in order to be considered complete:
  • A complete sentence must begin with a capital letter.
  • A complete sentence must end with an ending punctuation mark; a period, a question mark, or an exclamation mark.
  • A complete sentence must be comprised of at least one complete clause.
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Ranked just under the sentence in grammatical hierarchy, a clause represents the main idea of the sentence. A complete clause contains a noun or subject, a verb or predicate, and must represent a complete thought.
Without the main clause in the sentence, even if it begins with a capital and ends in an appropriate punctuation mark, the sentence is considered a fragment. Fragments can often be identified because they are what is called a dependent clause. In order to be complete, these clauses would be joined to an independent clause using what is called a subordinating conjunction. Some examples of subordinating conjunctions are the following: because, since, though, that, which.
Many times the sentence fragment will already have one of these subordinating conjunctions in place but will be missing the independent clause required to complete the thought. Practicing with the resources provided by Education.com can help students remember the pieces required so they will be able to ensure their sentences are complete.