Misplaced Modifiers Trashketball Review Game

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 7 reviews
7 Ratings
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PPTX
16 pages
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This game was exceptional for students to practice misplaced modifiers on the ACT. Very engaging and fun!
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  1. Use formative assessment to review grammar and language concepts with this bundle that includes Trashketball games for standard English grammar and usage. These games will save your valuable time as they already include concept review slides, editable question slides, and answer keys. Students mee
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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:


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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