English--To Fly

Quotations and Quotation Marks

A speaker's exact words are called a quotation. When you write a quotation, use quotation marks (" ") at the beginning and end of the speaker's exact words. Begin the quotation with a capital letter. For example: "I'm telling Mom!" said Alice. Grandpa smiled and said, "You learn something new every day."

Activity

You Always Say Together, discuss phrases that your family members say frequently. They may be original statements or quotations that they like to repeat. Makea book of family quotations by writing down these words of wisdom on paper that has been folded in half like a book. Don't forget to use proper quotation marks.