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Quotation Quick Writes: Copy It. Explain It. Personalize It.

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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26 pages
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Using direct quotes to support claims and opinions is a typical requirement for writing research papers or for analyzing literature and informational text.

Since students often struggle to punctuate quotations properly, these 22 opening lines - containing famous quotes – are formatted identically.

That way, young writers can practice a single method of formally quoting a text.


#1 SELECT A QUOTATION AND COPY THE CLAIM EXACTLY. (e.g. According to Jon Stewart, “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values - they’re hobbies.”)

#2 EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF THE QUOTE. Students will read the quote closely to uncover layers of meaning and record their thoughts.

#3 ADD INSIGHTS USING PERSONAL EXAMPLES. Students support their thoughts/explanations by adding opinions based on life experiences or prior knowledge.

Featured Quotes by:
Jon Stewart
Henry Ford
Maya Angelou
Stephen King
Vince Lombardi
Taylor Swift
Babe Ruth
Will Rogers
Mark Twain
Vivian Greene
Dwight D. Eisinhower
John F. Kennedy
Dr. Steve Maraboli
Johnny Depp
Dr. Seuss
Albert Einstein
Malachy McCourt
Walt Disney
James Earl Jones
Ralph Waldo Emerson (2)
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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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