Monday, January 20, 2014

'Don't Dangle Your Participle' book review

"Don't dangle your participle" by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mike Destantis is a book that teaches children
the correct way to use a participle. Each page features a sentence that uses a participle incorrectly, and on the next page the participle is used properly so readers can see the difference. The importance of using participles properly is clearly evident on these pages, because improper use can dramatically change the meaning of a sentence.

I love this book, it is the ideal tool to teach children about participles. The book is colorful and engaging. As I turned each page, I was eager to see what was going to come next. I found the book to be both informative, educational, and fun. Using silly imagery children will be given insight into how a participle modifying the incorrect noun will dramatically change the meaning of the sentence. It is important to know when you're writing that the lions were growling when they were eating not the children, examples like these help to imprint the significance of proper grammar.

In this book, children will learn the proper use of a participle and which verbs should be modified with them. I would definitely recommend it for children and for the classroom. This book makes grammar fun, children's attention will be garnered from the beginning to the end.

Don't Dangle Your Participle

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