Embedding Quotes: Quotation Burgers Graphic Organizers

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This visual aid was lovely to use to help the pupils learn about embedding quotes, they had to do a character study and battled but now it's much better. Thank you.
Superb graphic for students! Highly recommend - especially as a reminder of how to structure. The visual elements of this resource were key.
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Embedding quotations correctly is SUCH a difficult concept for students to grasp. But it doesn't have to be.

If you're tired of writing the same old comments into the margins of student papers dozens of times, get ready for a pleasant change. This activity and graphic organizer set is going to save you some serious time.

The quotation burger curriculum set gives you everything you need to teach that oh-so-desirable and oh-so-elusive concept, how to clearly introduce a quotation, quote, and then ANALYZE what you have quoted.

After almost a decade of classroom teaching, I think this one simple, memorable trick helps students improve their argument writing the most.

From the Reviews:

"Students love the burger. They can visualize it. I just had a parent ask for this graphic organizer in an IEP meeting."

"This looks very practical! I found a lot of materials out there with sentence stems for embedding quotations, but struggled to find one that illustrated how to tie the quote into the paragraph with a closing statement. This is just what my students need!"

"Love how it's laid out."

"Many thanks. Useful and valuable resource."

These worksheets will save you dozens of hours writing “introduce quotation here,” and “analyze quotation here” around every piece of evidence in every paper. You will help students improve their writing across the disciplines by giving them this easy and memorable method for embedding their quotations clearly and concisely.

Included in the packet (see it all in the preview!):

“What is a Quotation Burger?” : Photocopy this handout to introduce the concept of an embedded quotation.

“Sample Burger” : Use this example, citing text that happens to be about working at McDonald’s from Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, to show students a quotation burger in action.

“Two Burgers to Go” : This handout has more examples of quotation burgers. You might let students brainstorm their own invented points, text, and burgers after looking at these invented examples.

“Practice: Build Your Own Burger” : Use this handout in class to let students practice making and proving a point about whatever you are currently reading. Have them switch with many partners, checking each other’s use of the model.

“Three Burgers for Your Paper”: You can use this graphic organizer time and again when assigning an analysis paper. Once students have laid out their thesis, main points, and burgers, their papers should be much easier to write. And if you do it as an in-class activity, you can have students trade with peers or even check their work with you to help steer them onto the right track before drafting.

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