Quotes can add color and interest to a story, but they also can be a major headache if they’re not used properly. Make sure your students know how to attribute quotations and format them properly to keep all systems running smoothly.
In This Lesson
Quotes & Attribution
- What is a quote
- When to use quotes
- When not to use quotes
- How attribution works
- Formatting and punctuation
- Cleaning up quotes
- Cardinal sins of using quotes
[Click here to view and use the presentation “Quotes & Attribution”]
For a lesson in attributing information, not quotes, click here.
Correct the Quote
There are lots of commonly-made mistakes when it comes incorporating and formatting quotes in a story. Help your students get ahead of them. In this activity, students will be asked to read six quotes and identify errors, helping them understand and avoid these same missteps in the future.
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