{Don’t Dangle Your Participle: Vanita Oelschlager}

{Don’t Dangle Your Participle: Vanita Oelschlager}

{Synopsis} – 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 learns 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.

{My thoughts} – This book is wonderful when it comes to learning about participles and where they belong in the sentence structure. I enjoyed this book and also admit to a few giggles while reading and looking at the illustrations. The first two pages tell what a participle is and how to use it in the sentence. The rest of the book is a sentence written the correct way and then an incorrect way, showing how you are suppose to properly identify which noun is being described. When a noun is described improperly it makes the sentence silly and doesn’t make sense to the reader. Although it does allow for some giggles. The illustrations help you to understand just what the sentence is trying to portray to the readers.

This is a good book for any teacher/ homeschooling mom or library. I think that any child could benefit from learning the proper use of a participle. This book helps to make writing make a little more sense to children that may otherwise struggle with it.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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