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And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson

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And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time One 50-minute session
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • General rules on using quotation marks

  • Student-selected original writing drafts, ready for proofreading

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. Be sure to discuss documentation and integration of quotations separately. This minilesson is solely a proofreading minilesson.

  2. Before this lesson, students will have written a text of some sort that includes quotations from a work of literature. For instance, the text might be a book report or a literary analysis essay.

  3. Note that in order to avoid confusion with the citations for the quotations included in the Comparison Passages, only the Teacher's Copy includes documentation for the quotations. Similarly, see the Teacher's Copy of the Example Passages for documentation.

  4. Arrange for students to have their textbooks on hand, or provide the conventions on an overhead or on the board. Alternately, you could use the online sheet, Using Quotation Marks from the Purdue OWL.

  5. Make copies and/or overhead transparencies of the Comparison Passages, Quotation Marks Cheat Sheet, and Example Passages.

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