Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Don't Dangle Your Participle

Grammar can be a tricky subject to master but it's so foundational to one's education. I love that Vanita Oeischlager has unpacked some of the challenges of English grammar by crafting the delightful book, Don't Dangle Your Participle. The book opens with a helpful explanation of what a "participle" is and how it can "dangle." This explanation is accompanied by fun and colorful illustrations--quite a contrast to the dull black and white grammar books one often finds at school!

The remainder of the book provides double page spreads of sentences with and without dangling participles and accompanying illustrations so a child can see how disastrous (or confusing) a dangled participle can be.

I highly recommend this delightful book to help explain, reinforce, and review a bit about participles. Children may enjoy creating a few sentences of their own that help illustrate the importance of careful writing. Would love to see additional grammar concepts tackled by Vanita in such a fresh, kid-friendly fashion. A good help for any parent or grandparent who may be called upon to help a child with their grammar homework!

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Don't Dangle Your Participle from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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