Are your students STILL putting periods and commas in the wrong places when punctuating dialogue or embedding direct quotations? You could continue banging your head against the wall, or...you could make a light-hearted review out of the issue by playing this game with your junior high or high school students.
This game focuses on the punctuation aspect of embedding quotations and formatting dialogue.
The 36 question cards included cover placement of commas, colons, brackets, parentheses, ellipses, quotation marks, exclamation points, periods, and question marks. An answer key is included for your convenience as are suggested rules and use.
Other than printing a game board for each student and cutting up one set of game cards for each group, this game has no prep.
Before playing, students should have received instruction about how to embed quotations and punctuate dialogue.
This game is intended to be a review or practice of MLA punctuation rules, not the initial instruction. Some of the practice sentences contain in-text citations because they are part of a direct quote. Other example sentences are straight dialogue with no internal citation.
This game usually takes one full forty-five minute class period to play.
This game is also part of my growing ELA games bundle. If you've already purchased that resource, you will have access to this one. Just re-download the teaching resource to get the updates.
Need more practice materials for embedding quotations? Try these embedding quotations station activities
for high school students.
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