This PowerPoint slideshow will help your students write quotations and direct speech in sentences. The first few slides lay the foundation, explaining quotes and talking and dialogue and conversation. Students then examine nine sentences, each containing errors to teach them the way to identify speech in a sentence (using quotation marks, commas, periods, exclamation points or question marks). Students then create their own quotes for eleven sentences, each based on a funny image (a mummy chasing an explorer, a cow jumping over a moon, a boy slamming a basketball, a boy riding a skateboard, a girl hula-hooping, a tortoise and a hare racing, a man skydiving). The final activity is a paragraph with the quotation marks missing.
Each sentence is based on a funny .gif image and the entire slideshow is fully animated (just click on the arrow to advance to the next slide). This lesson is perfect for whole-class instruction, and you can place it on student-computers for independent review.
Take a look at the Preview to see some of the slides in this slideshow.
If you would like more slideshows about Finding Errors, here are the others in this series:
Commas & Periods
Nouns & Pronouns
Questions & Exclamations
Quotations & Direct Speech