Quotation marks are used in dialog and come with rules that can be confusing. The GrammarSong video “May I Quote You on That?” focuses on basic dialog as the purpose for quotation marks. The video and lyrics emphasize the basic “rules” for using quotation marks correctly. The GrammarSong activities provided emphasize not only paper/pencil tasks, but hands-on learning and links to real life reading and writing.
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Watch GrammarSong video “May I Quote You on That?” until lyrics becomes familiar. Notice authors’ use of quotation marks when reading real literature or in basal texts. Discuss WHY the quotation marks are needed.
- Complete grammar sheets “Quotation Mark Editor” and “Adding Quotation Marks” either independently or within a cooperative learning structure, whole class smart board lesson, or within a literacy center.
- Extra Engagement: Complete grammar writing activities “Hands-On Quotation Marks.”
- Creating Connections: Link quotation marks to real reading and writing by completing suggested activities described in “Quotation Marks Literature and Writing.”
- Notice quotations marks when reading and cite the reason for quotation marks to be required.
- Complete grammar sheets “Quotation Mark Editor” and “Adding Quotation Marks.”
- Extra Engagement: To empower action-oriented learners or as a review, complete grammar writing activity “Hands-On Quotation Marks.”
- Creating Connections: Link quotation marks to real life reading and writing by completing activities described in “Quotation Marks Literature and Writing.”