This informative, engaging, and humorous package combines a 16 page superhero themed PowerPoint lesson and 14 skill building, quotation punctuation and dialogue creation worksheets with an engaging overall theme of the amazing, unusual and even heroic qualities and achievements of animals and people.
The PowerPoint lesson begins by developing an understanding of the power of quotation marks through comparisons to speech balloons in comics. As the lesson progresses, your students will learn through that the tag which indicates who is speaking can appear at the beginning, middle or end of a quotation. The students will be asked to identify where quotation marks and other punctuation should be placed to properly punctuate superhero conversations and riddles.
PowerPoint Lesson Outline:
Slide 1: Title Page
Slide 2: Asks, "What do you already know about quotation marks?"
Slide 3: Introduces opening quotation marks
Slide 4: Introduces closing quotation Marks
Slide 5: Asks students to identify where quotation marks should go in a conversation
Slide 6: Relates quotation marks to comic speech balloons
Slide 7: Introduces tags which tell the reader which character is speaking
Slide 8: Explains how to punctuate quotations with tags at the beginning
Slide 9: Asks the students to identify where quotation marks and other punctuation is needed in a superhero riddle with the tags at the beginning
Slide 10: More quotation punctuation practice with another opening tag riddle
Slide 11: Explains how to punctuate quotations with tags at the end
Slide 12: Students identify where quotation marks and other punctuation is needed in a superhero riddle with tags at the end
Slide 13: More quotation punctuation practice with two more closing tag riddles
Slide 14: Introduces quotations with tags in the middle
Slide 15: Explains how to punctuate quotations with tags in the middle
Slide 16: Students identify where quotation marks and other punctuation is needed in quotations with tags in the middle
Lesson Reinforcing Worksheets:
Worksheet 1: Introduces quotation marks and require students to add only opening and closing quotation marks to dialogue
Worksheet 2: Super Humans - Students add quotation marks to quotations, with the tag at the beginning, about human achievements
Worksheet 3: Amazing Animals - Students punctuate dialogue with opening tags
Worksheet 4: Unusual Insects - Students punctuate dialogue with opening tags
Worksheet 5: Famous Dogs - Closing tags are introduced and students are required to add tag separators to dialogue
Worksheet 6: Wild World Records - Students punctuate dialogue with closing tags
Worksheet 7: Selecting Super Powers - Students punctuate dialogue with closing tags
Worksheet 8: Paragraphing and Quotations - Reviews paragraphing when writing dialogue. Students use a paragraphing symbol to show where new paragraphs should begin as the speaker changes in dialogue.
Worksheet 9: Real Superheros - Students punctuate a conversation with closing tags
Worksheet 10: Superhero Conversations - Students create and punctuate superhero interview responses
Worksheet 11: Dashrath Manji - An Amazing Human: Students punctuate a conversation with tags in the middle
Worksheet 12: Amazing Humans - Students punctuate more dialogue with tags in the middle
Worksheet Pages 13 and 14 - Quotations and Tags Review - This two sided page reviews the rules for punctuating dialogue with the tag in the beginning, at the end or in the middle. Students create and punctuate quotations with the tag in each of the previously mentioned areas.