This lesson takes students through the mechanics of using quotation marks, commas, and colons correctly when using quotations.
Check out the lesson and then consider your students’ ages/ability level. Then decide how you want to teach it—take one or two days, five days or seven days.
The lesson can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods. It can be taught in five days by duplicating the first four pages front to back and teaching each double-sided page on one day. Finally, it can be taught using each page separately (do not duplicate front and back) and it will take seven days to teach. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. They are straight-forward and simple so that students can absorb the basic concepts easily.
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• An informational worksheet on “Introducing a Quote with a Dialogue Tag” with KEY
• An informational worksheet on “Introducing a Quote with an Independent Clause with KEY
• An informational worksheet on “Introducing a Quote Within You Own Sentence with suggestions for answers
• An informational worksheet on “Introducing a Small Phrase from a Quotation into Your Own Sentence” with suggestions for answers
• A worksheet on “Using Quotations in Different Ways with KEY
• A fun, creative worksheet on “Using Cartoons to Understand Quotations” with suggested Key
• An objective quiz over “Using Quotations” with KEY
This lesson is also in a Bundle. Find it in my store under Trimester Two.