Lesson Plan : Pasta Punctuation

Teacher Name:
 Andrea Parker
Grade:
 Grade 3
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Correct use of punctuation.
Content:
 Correctly using quotation marks, commas, and periods when writing dialogue.
Goals:
 The students will demonstrate correct usage of quotation marks, commas, and periods when writing dialogue.
Objectives:
 Students will write dialogue correctly using quotation marks, commas, and periods.
Materials:
 Sentence strips, pencils, markers, glue, elbow macaroni
Introduction:
 Discuss different character traits from previous lesson. Have students write a statement on a sentence strip that tells a trait about them. (Example: David is friendly.)
Development:
 Have students to write a quote on another sentence strip that tells something David might say that shows he is friendly. (Example: David said, "Come and sit with me.")
Practice:
 Have students to place the commas and quotes in the correct place. After they write the sentence in pencil and the teacher checks it, the students will glue elbow macaroni where the comma and quotes are.
Accommodations:
 For AG students: Have students create their own dialogue. For IEP students: Give more examples and assign a peer buddy.
Checking For Understanding:
 Walk around the room as students are working independently checking for understanding. Help students to make corrections as needed.
Closure:
 About five minutes before time for the class to end have students come back together and discuss orally what they did. Ask questions about why they put the quotes or commas where they did.
Evaluation:
 Students will be evaluated through observation and discussion.

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