2nd Grade - Quotation Marks

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Grammar
Quotation marks
Use quotation marks correctly.
Use quotation marks. Proofread for correct usage of quotation marks. Correctly use commas with quotation marks. Proofread for correct usage of quotation marks, commas, capital letters, and end marks in quotations. Write sentences correctly using quotation marks and commas.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

When are quotation marks used? (shows what someone says)

(2)

Where does the placement of the quotation marks go; near the tops of the letters or the bottom of the letters? (near the top of the letters)

(3)

Draw the punctuation mark in the space below that come after words such as said and replied. (,)


(4)

Circle the example of what the first letter inside the quotation mark looks like.


S s


(5)

Choose the best answer.


When using quotation marks, where does the end mark go?


  1. at the top of the letters

  2. inside the quotation marks

  3. outside the quotation marks


Learning Tips

(1)

To understand quotation marks best, have your child look at a picture of a person or animal. Ask your child to tell what they think the person or animal might say from the picture. Remind your child, when writing, to put quotation marks at the beginning and end of the speaker’s exact words.

(2)

Remind your child that quotation marks are placed near the top of letters and commas come near the bottom of letters.

(3)

Have your child read a story with dialogue in it. Have your child go through and look carefully at where the people are talking in the story. Have them pick out words such as; said, replied, asked, yelled, and questioned. Point out that when using quotation marks, the comma comes after these words. For example, in the following sentence: Jake said, “Go do your homework.” A comma comes after the word said.

(4)

Remind your child that the first word inside the quotation marks begins with a capital letter and the end mark goes inside the quotation marks. Encourage your child to proofread for any mistakes when he/she is writing.

(5)

To help your child better understand quotation marks, inform your child the you are going to do a motion in the place of where quotation marks should be used. Think of a sentence that can be said using quotation marks. For example, you might say the sentence; Mom said, “Go clean your room.” As you say the sentence. Put up your hands and make quotation marks with your index and middle finger on each hand. This motion symbolizes the use of quotation marks, therefore would be done as you said the part; “Go clean your room.” Continue doing this activity with your child while taking turns during a conversation.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Draw quotation marks around the speaker’s exact words.


Jim asked, Where is my blue sweater?


(2)

Draw quotation marks around the speaker’s exact words.


Kara replied, It is in the drawer in your bedroom.


(3)

The sentence below is missing quotation marks. Rewrite the sentence correctly.


The girls yelled, Go team!

__________________________________________________________


(4)

Rewrite the sentence below correctly.


Mr. Frank said, Please turn to page 10 in your book.


(5)

Find mistakes with capital letter, commas, and quotation marks. Rewrite the sentences correctly.


Fred, said Take your dog to the park.”


(6)

Find mistakes with capital letter, commas, and quotation marks. Rewrite the sentences correctly.


Tim asked, where did you go today?


(7)

There are two mistakes in the sentence below. Find the mistakes and rewrite the sentence correctly on the line.


Jen replied “I went to the store”

_______________________________________________________


(8)

Put an X next to the correct answer.


When are quotation marks used?


_____ to show the speaker’s exact words

_____ to show that something is exciting


(9)

Cross out the incorrect answer.


Where does the placement of the quotation marks go?


near the tops of the letters near the bottom of the letters


(10)


Draw the punctuation mark in the space below that comes after words such as said and replied.




(11)

Circle the example of what the first letter inside the quotation marks looks like.


S s


(12)

Choose the correct answer.


When using quotation marks, where does the end mark go?


  1. at the top of the letters

  2. inside the quotation marks

  3. outside the quotation marks.

(13)

Underline the sentence that uses quotation marks, capital letters, and commas correctly.


Michelle said, “I can hear the phone ringing.”


Michelle said, I can hear the phone ringing.


(14)

Cross out the sentence that uses quotation marks, capital letters, and commas incorrectly.


Mom replied, “i will get it.”


Mom replied, “I will get it.”


(15)

Write the sentence on the line that uses quotation marks, capital letters, and commas correctly.


The teacher said, Take out your pencils”


The teacher said, “Take out your pencils”


___________________________________________________________


(16)

Rewrite each sentence on the line below. Add a comma, end mark, capital letter, and quotation marks.


The doctor asked how are you feeling today

____________________________________________________________


(17)

Rewrite each sentence on the line below. Add a comma, end mark, capital letter, and quotation marks.


Tracy said i am the winner

___________________________________________________________


(18)

Proofread the sentence. Find four mistakes and write the sentence correctly on the line.


Pam asked how are you doing

___________________________________________________________

(19)

Proofread the sentence. Find four mistakes and write the sentence correctly on the line.


Mom yelled clean your room

____________________________________________________________

(20)

If the sentence is correctly written, circle the word correct. If the sentence has mistakes using capitalization, end marks, commas, and quotation marks, circle incorrect.


Stacy said, I bought new shoes today.” (correct, incorrect)


(21)

If the sentence is correctly written, circle the word correct. If the sentence has mistakes using capitalization, end marks, commas, and quotation marks, circle incorrect.


The zookeeper said, “Please don’t feed the animals.” (correct, incorrect)


(22)

Put an X by the sentence that is written correctly.


_____ Mrs. Smith said “Please look both ways as you cross the street.”

_____ Mrs. Smith said, “Please look both ways as you cross the street.

_____ Mrs. Smith said “Please look both ways as you cross the street”

_____ Mrs. Smith said, “Please look both ways as you cross the street.”


(23)

Write a sentence that answers the question.


Mom asked, “How are you feeling today?”


I replied, _________________________________________________


(24)

Write a sentence that answers the question.


Grandma asked, “What color is your shirt?”


___________________________________________________________


(25)

Create dialogue for the character below.


Sam said, “Hi, how are you today?”

Bonnie replied,

Sam asked, “Do you want to go to the store with me?”

Bonnie said,


 

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