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1 Learning Objective : use commas quotes in writing

2 What are we Identifying today? Use commas in direct quotations

3 The Importance of using commas in direct quotations Using dialogue really makes writing interesting.

4 Discuss with your partner where to place the commas? Sam loves to eat cookies cake and ice cream!

5 Using commas in quotes Commas are used to set off/separate the exact words of a speaker from the rest of the sentence. Example: “Today we are going to study about the water cycle” the teacher told the class.

6 Using commas in quotes Commas are used to set off/separate the exact words of a speaker from the rest of the sentence. Example: "Today we are going to study about the water cycle," the teacher told the class.

7 Rules for using commas 1.If the quote comes before the speaker tag and tells something, place a comma after the quote, before the closing quotation mark Example: "Today we are going to study about the water cycle," the teacher told the class. 2. If the quote comes after the person who spoke and tells something, place the comma after the person who spoke, before the opening quotation mark. Example: Amber said, "We use water for so many things."

8 3. If the quote comes before the speaker tag and asks something or exclaims something, then a question mark or exclamation mark is used in place of the comma. Example "Why don't we ever run out of water?" Sam asked. 4. If the quote comes after the speaker tag and uses strong emotion, place the comma after the person who spoke. Example: Mark chirped in, "With evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occurring all the time, we will never run out of water!"

9 Last Rule Promise 5. A quote separated by the speaker tag is called a split quotation. Begin the first part of a split quotation with a capital letter, and end with a comma. Place a comma after the person who spoke and begin the second part of a split quotation with a lower case letter. Enclose both parts of the split quotation with quotation marks Example: "Yes class," the teacher explained, "the water cycle provides us with the water we need and it never ends."

10 Let’s Practice Commas in Quotes

11 What did learn today? How to use Why is it important to know how to use commas in quotes?

12 Closure 1.“Watch out for that car” yelled Tom. 2. Mom asked “Did you take out the trash?” 3. Tim replied, “I enjoy doing math” 4. “Today we will play with blocks” answered the teacher.


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