Misplaced Modifiers Trashketball Review Game

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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16 pages
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Engage your students as they review misplaced modifiers with this fun game. In three rounds with progressing difficulty, students identify and correct misplaced adjectives, adverbs, phrases, and adjective clauses. Students compete to shoot baskets into your classroom trash can! All that you will need to play is the ability to project this PowerPoint presentation, a soft ball, some dark tape, and a trash can.

This activity is effective for guided practice after the concept of misplaced modifiers has already been introduced, and the game can be followed by independent practice. With this game, you will be amazed that your students will want to learn grammar!

This PowerPoint presentation includes the following:

-concept review

-game rules for students

-game play

-teacher instructions

-answer key

Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this activity motivates students further by tapping into their love of sports. Using heterogeneous groups to play a game with friendly competition is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.

Do you teach other grammar concepts? Here are additional trashketball games that may interest you:


Verbal Phrases



Prepositional Phrases

Combining Sentences

Parallel Structure Grammar Review Game

Or, you may be interested in these games to review classic literature:

Tuck Everlasting

To Kill a Mockingbird

Animal Farm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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