The Writing from Quotes Bundle includes Quotation Quick Writes, Quotation Station Discussion Prompts, and Words to the Wise
Each quotation resource is sold separately here:
QUOTATION QUICK WRITES
QUOTATION STATION DISCUSSION PROMPTS
QUOTATION INTERPRETATION: WORDS TO THE WISE
THE BUNDLE INCLUDES: #1 QUOTATION QUICK WRITES
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.
TEACH STUDENTS AN EASY 3-STEP FORMULA TO PUNCTUATE AND INTERPRET QUOTES
#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.
#2 QUOTATION DISCUSSION PROMPTS
This product contains 40 high-resolution photographs branded with discussion-worthy quotations selected for students in grades 6-12.
They can be used as inspirational quotes to decorate bulletin boards or they can be used to set up Gab & Go Stations.
Gab & Go Stations are used to…
…share opinions, and/or
…collect ideas for future projects
They shorten student learning curves and give teachers a relaxing and fun way to inform instruction.
CHECK OUT THE 2-MINUTE GAB & GO VIDEO: SETTING UP AND USING GAB & GO STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
>#3 QUOTATION INTERPRETATION: WORDS TO THE WISE
Words to the Wise journaling pages invite students to collect, discuss, and write about famous quotations or quotations in assigned texts.
Each writing assignment begins with this formatted pattern:
Format: According to___________, “______________________________.”
Example: According to Abraham Lincoln, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
The idea is to move this opening line to muscle memory so when students are asked to support a claim with a quote, they can concentrate on the quality of the content instead of stopping to remember the proper formatting.
Adding the perfect quote to support an opinion strengthens credibility.
Punctuating it incorrectly weakens it.
An easy-to-follow cheat sheet takes the guesswork out of how to effectively embed a quote so students feel confident and can move on to the opinion-sharing aspect of the assignment.
…at my Website.
…at my BLOG.
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