Don't Dangle Your Participle
Don't Dangle Your Participle asks the question: What on earth is a participle and how does it dangle? A participle is a verb that acts like an adjective and comes before a noun to modify it. If the noun is placed in the wrong part of a sentence you will end up with a dangling participle. Words... show more
Don't Dangle Your Participle asks the question:
What on earth is a participle and how does it dangle?
A participle is a verb that acts like an adjective and comes before
a noun to modify it. If the noun is placed in the wrong part of a
sentence you will end up with a dangling participle.
Words and pictures show children what a dangling participle is all about. Young readers are shown an incorrect sentence that has in it a dangling participle. They are then taught how to make the sentence read correctly. It is done in a cute and humorous way. The dangling participle loses its way and the children learn how to help it find its way back to the correct spot in the sentence. This is followed by some comical examples of sentences with dangling participles and their funny illustrations, followed by an illustration of the corrected sentence. Young readers will have fun recognizing this problem in sentence construction and learning how to fix it.
Publisher: Vanita Books
Edition language: English
This is a cute, grammatically intense, instructional children's book that teaches (very clearly) what a participle is, how it should be used and what changes in the meaning of the sentence when it is misplaced. The illustrations are the star of this show. They pair seamlessly with the text, showing ...
Don't Dangle Your Participle by author Vanita Oeischlager with art by Mike Desantis is a cleverly written & illustrated book. It's for children ages five to eight. It gives illustrations for correct & incorrect sentences to teach the difference. I gave it four stars. I received a complimentary...
The book starts with a clear explanation of what a participle is and how if getting "dangled" in a sentence totally changes its meaning. This explanation is followed by many examples of illustrated sentences when written in the wrong and the right way. The situations absolutely change and the illust...
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received. This is another one of Vanita's books to help young children learn. This time she's discussing dangling participles and the child learns about sentence constr...
What is it? It’s a verb that acts like an adjective. It comes before a noun – modifying it, making it come alive! In the first few pages of this book, the author describes exactly what a participle is with easy to read terms and sentences. With duplicate sentence structure on subsequent pages, this...
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