Can I stump you??

Last week I wanted my students to practice identifying and writing complete sentences.  Modeling first, I wrote two complete sentences and one fragment.



  1. Today I went to the movies.
  2. I saw.
  3. I bought popcorn at the movies.


The class was to determine which sentence was a fragment, find the fiction.  Individually the students chose their answers on a sticky note, and then together the team came together with a consensus. They found the fiction, the one that was not a complete sentence.  After students understood what I was looking for, what they were to accomplish, they set off to make their own.

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