Sunday, July 17, 2016

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Punctuation - Punctuating Dialogue PowerPoint”

by HappyEdugator
3rd - 8th Grade

This is a FREE Punctuation - Punctuating Dialogue PowerPoint. Improve writing by using quotation marks! Correct punctuation is a skill assessed on standardized tests. Show students how to use quotation marks in dialogue correctly. 10 slides explain the correct way to punctuate dialogue. Explains split quotations, capitalization, commas, question marks, exclamation points, and periods. Helpful for understanding where to place punctuation. Good for reviewing for state tests. Supports Common Core! 

CCSS L 3.2c - using commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2b Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

A great activity to do with this PowerPoint is to have the kids write their own dialogues. I cut out of magazines some interesting pictures of all kinds of different people interacting. I glued them on cardstock, with the words Who? What? Where? When? and Why? written on each card, and laminated them. I passed the cards out, and students had to imagine what the people were saying to each other in the pictures, and then write the dialogue, using correct punctuation. They also had to later incorporate the dialogue into a short story that answered the five W questions/ The kids enjoyed this activity and got very creative with their stories! Enjoy! :) 

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