Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Are your pupils leaving their modifiers dangling? Or perhaps they've simply misplaced them. Help your class handle their modifiers properly by showing them a short informational video. The video includes definitions of the grammatical terms, examples, and strategies for dealing with each incorrect sentence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The speaker presents multiple examples of misplaced and dangling modifiers and shows how to fix them
  • Narrator has good pacing and a clear, easy-to-follow tone of voice
Cons

  • The video is of a PowerPoint presentation, so the font is sometimes on the smaller side; make sure to project the video in full-screen mode 
  • The instruction starts off relatively quickly; consider pausing the video a few times to make sure your pupils understand modifiers fully
  • A practice activity for class members is necessary to complete the lesson
Common Core