Read a short text passage, underline and rewrite all incomplete sentences in this 2-page worksheet.
This worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your writing composition lesson.
Students read a short passage and underline all of the incomplete sentences. Then, they’ll rewrite each incomplete sentence, making them complete
Incomplete Sentence Practice Worksheet: Scaffolding and Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this sentence structure worksheet as a:
- Writing center activity
- Guided writing group activity
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can add to the reading passage with both incomplete and incomplete sentences. Then switch papers with a partner to make corrections to each other’s work.
Students who need extra support can refer to a visual reminder of an incomplete and complete sentence, like a poster or anchor chart.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their writing notebooks or on their mini-whiteboards.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
This resource was created by Heather Chambers, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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