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Misplaced modifiers can alter the meaning of a sentence, and take away from a writer's intended message. Use the reference sheet and activity to show middle schoolers how to edit confusing sentences with misplaced modifiers. A great addition to your grammar lesson, or within a proofreading activity.
Avoid dangling and misplaced modifiers with a thorough series of review activities. Middle schoolers identify modifiers in sentences and label them as either dangling or misplaced. Some activities prompt them to finish sentences or to correct modifier errors. The length of the activities makes them perfect warm-ups or additions to a grammar quiz.
If you're looking for a clear explanation of modifiers, look no further! This three-page resource defines the term, shows several examples (and how to correct the poor examples), and gives pupils a place to practice on their own. After reviewing information on each page, they complete a 14-sentence practice opportunity that has them correct the modifier problems in each sentence.
Writing is tough to perfect. Help your class improve their writing skills by studying different sentence problems. This reference guide covers sentence fragments, run-ons, and misplaced modifiers, but that's just to start! There's a short practice opportunity at the end, but you'll want to give your learners extra practice to accompany this packet.
Set your class straight when it comes to dangling modifiers. No one likes a vague sentence! Pupils can learn all about dangling modifiers by reading the information included here. Several examples are included, along with a series of sentences to correct. The content is complex, so assign these sentences to more advanced learners.
Young writers work with a topic to write on after brainstorming their ideas. After writing, they share their papers with a partner, in which they check for spelling and grammatical errors. They are graded based on a rubric, and correct any run-on or incomplete sentences.
Lost! (or misplaced) a modifier. Last seen dangling at the end of a sentence! Reward offered! To underscore the humor, class members are each given a sample sentence to illustrate (A woman passed by, leading a Springer Spaniel, in a long black dress). The illustrations, with the corrected sentences on the back, are then dangled from the ceiling of the classroom. What fun!