Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.D.1.2.3
Continuum of Activities
The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.
This continuum of activities offers:
- Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
- Questions/activities that grow in complexity
- Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance
English Language Arts
- When writing dialogue, what is the purpose of the comma?
- When writing dialogue, what do the quotation marks do?
- Place quotation marks and commas where they belong in the following sentences containing dialogue.
- Read the following sentences. Check for mistakes in the punctuation of the dialogue. Rewrite the sentences correctly.
- Include pieces of dialogue in your story.
- Choose a comic strip. Rewrite the conversation in the comic strip in sentences using dialogue.
- Students will explain that the comma is used to separate the spoken words from the words that tell who is speaking.
- Students will explain that the quotation marks should show where the spoken words begin and end.
- Students will put quotation marks and commas in the appropriate places to complete the sentences containing dialogue.
- Students will read dialogue, checking the placement of commas and quotation marks. Students will make all necessary corrections, adding or moving commas and quotation marks to the proper locations in the sentences.
- Students should use dialogue in their writing. Students should use the proper punctuation and capitalization rules when writing sentences of dialogue.
- Students will choose a comic strip to rewrite as dialogue. Students should use the proper punctuation and capitalization rules when writing sentences of dialogue.