Kids sometimes struggle with knowing how to punctuate dialogue in their writings. So here’s a way fun activity for you to practice this as a whole class. Print out a copy of these pictures of animals in Halloween costumes and put them under your document camera. If you’ve got a way to connect your computer to your projector, then you don’t have to print the pages. But either way, show the class the picture and decide on a sentence to write as a class. Point out where quotation marks go and how the fit with whatever punctuation mark is at the end. If you want some independent practice, have your kids write their sentences on personal whiteboards so they can hold it up to show you. Happy (grammatically correct) Halloween!
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