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Quotation Marks


Submitted by: JudyCa5

To teach use of quotation marks I mention the cartoon bubbles in comic strips. I tell kids to pretend they are blowing a bubble. They must keep their hands around the outside of the bubble. As they blow (speak), everything that comes out of their mouth (words) goes into the bubble.  They must begin their sentence with a capital and end with the correct punctuation. Their hands are the quotation marks around the words and punctuation. They then add the name of the speaker...said So and So. A comma replaces a period before this last procedure but otherwise everything else (exclamation and question marks stay the same).