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Using Quotation Marks in Narrative Writing PowerPoint

PDF, PowerPoint | 21 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

A 21 slide editable PowerPoint template to be used when teaching correct usage of quotation marks.

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to teach your students about the correct usage of quotation marks in narrative writing. It addresses the following content:

  • an overview of the purpose of quotation marks
  • examples of how direct speech can be written in narrative texts
  • explanations of the punctuation rules associated with direct speech
  • whole-class and individual review activities, with answers.

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    • ACELA1494

      Investigate how quoted (direct) and reported (indirect) speech work in different types of textElaborationsinvestigating examples of quoted (direct) speech (‘He said, “I’ll go to the park today”’) and reported (indirect) speec...

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    Allison Millard

    This won’t open. Says there is an error.

    Allison Millard · Jun 29th, 2020

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    Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 29th, 2020


    Great powerpoint! Thanks for your efforts in making a tough concept engaging.

    Lisa · Mar 26th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    You’re most welcome, Lisa. I’m so glad you found this PowerPoint helpful!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Apr 6th, 2018

    Resource Updates

    • Design refresh of PowerPoint template.

      Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Nov 19th, 2018

    • Fixed an error in second example sentence on slide 13.

      Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) May 16th, 2017

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