Teaching the Embedded Quotation, ELA 7-12
This packet endeavors to give you everything you need to teach that oh-so-desirable and oh-so-elusive concept, the embedded quotation. After many years of teaching, I still think this is the one thing that helps improve students’ writing the most.
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Hopefully 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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