Quotation marks are another type of punctuation. They are used in many ways.
Zack said, I will play my tuba in the gymnasium. Use quotation marks before and after a speakers exact words.
Sue just read the story The Kite in Flight. Use quotation marks for titles of stories, songs, and poems.
Have you read Charlottes Web? Underlining is a way to identify titles of books, plays, and magazines.
Writing Connection: Quotation marks and underlining provide special information to readers. Quotation marks signal when someone is speaking. Underlining signals some type of published writing.
Examples: Corduroy said, I wish someone would buy me. The title of the book is Corduroys New Coat. My favorite chapter is called At the Store.
Lets Try Dialogue! Can you tell where to put the quotation marks? 1.Seth said, Jack will you color with me? 2.Yes I will, replied Jack.
Now try stories and poems: Shel Silverstein wrote The Toy Eater. Who wrote the poem, Books to the Ceiling?
How about underlining? Which of these should use underlining? Junie B. Jones is a First Grader is my new book. Cindy is a nice girl. Beauty and the Beast is a great movie. McSweeny is a good school. ______________________________________________ _______________________________
1.The Mad Hatter said, Digital watches are best. 2.Dont eat so fast! exclaimed Little Red Riding Hood. 3.The Cat Who Became a Poet is a funny story. Try It! Read the sentences below. Add quotation marks or underlining where needed.
Practice Write quotation marks where they belong in each sentence. 4.Whats in a name? Shakespeare asked. 5.The poet Virgil said, We cant all do everything. 6.Theres the very bear Ive always wanted, said Goldilocks. 7.My mom said, Have a nice day!
Proofread Underline the titles of movies or books, and put the titles of poems and stories in quotation marks. 8.My favorite book is The House at Pooh Corner. 9.Have you ever read Now We Are Six? 10.No, but now Im reading the story Ant and the Three Little Figs. 11.My sister likes the poem Books to the Ceiling best. _______________________ _________ _______________________