This packet contains 33 pages that you can use when teaching this important skill. I used this with my middle-schoolers and found great success with the activities. It's more than just paper-and-pencil worksheet practice, which they need, but don't like.
This packet includes:
-overhead transparency introduction (done in color...helps those visual learners to really grasp the rules!)
-Quotation Mark Flip-Flap Book Activity (Students will make a flip-flap book showcasing the rules they learned. This will be a handy reference sheet for them.)
-Quotation Mark Reminder Page (You can use this in conjunction with the flip-flap book activity or on its own. Either way, it's a nice reference sheet.)
-3 worksheets wherein students must place the proper punctuation and capitalization (Features both Interrupted and Uninterrupted Quotes. The repetition should help the students to really get a feel for proper editing.)
-Quotation Mark Picture Project Activity (This project was a hit with my students. They take a funny picture and write a series of sentences coinciding with the pictures. The sentences must demonstrate proper usage of quotation marks, capitalization, and punctuation.)
-Quotation Mark Picture Project Funny Pictures- I've given you 29 pictures that the students can use to complete the "picture project." The pictures will certainly generate some discussion! My students loved the pictures!
-Quotation Mark Picture Project Sample- Here, the students can clearly see what you are asking them to do.
-More Practice - Some more sentences for students to practice editing
-"You Be The Teacher"- For this, I've given you 45 sentences...10 pages in all. These are to be run off as transparencies. Put your students into pairs. Give each student a transparency and a marker. The pair must correctly punctuate the sentences. They then get up in front of the class, put their work on the projector, and explain why they did what they did. This worked out so well, as I could clearly see who grasped the concepts. The kids loved teaching. And when they can explain it in their own words, they've got it! The students, at their seats, loved catching mistakes!
-Teacher Notes Page- explains how I used each item and the order in which I used them.
I truly had success with this and hope you find success as well!