Writing Complete Sentences
Help students understand that, to be complete, a sentence must have at least these three things:
- A subject
- A verb
- A complete thought
When a group of words is missing one or more of these components, it is a fragment. Students can fix fragments by adding whatever is missing. The examples on this page demonstrate how.
After students understand, have them review a recent piece of their own writing, looking for and fixing fragments. Have volunteers share the fixes they made.