Teach your students how to use quotation marks correctly by referring to Easy Teacher worksheets.

Quotation marks are a form of punctuation that serve the purpose of transferring information to our readers. We use them to convey that words that write came from a specific source word for word. They can be used to indicate the title of a work. They can even be used to imply an alternate meaning. Students are often at a loss as what to do inside the quotation if other punctuation is needed. In American English commas and periods that are required always go inside the quotation marks. The tricky forms of punctuation exclamation and question marks need to be looked at on a case by case basis. Depending on the syntax, they can be found inside or outside the quotation marks. If you are quoting a complete sentence, the first word should contain a capital letter. Alternatively, if you are only quoting a part of a sentence, they don’t need to be capitalized. If your students expect to advance their grammar skills, they must learn how to apply quotation marks properly for research papers and works of fiction. One of the most powerful learning tools in these lessons is a worksheet that requires your kids to find quotation mark mistakes within paragraphs.

The module also presents a series of sentences, some of which should not have quotation marks and others that have another type of punctuation rule applied. Answer keys that come with each worksheet free up more time for you to offer one-on-one instructions. Understanding how others think and speak can really help you start to build your own knowledge base. Use your own thoughts to compile and make sense of the world around you.

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Printable Quotation Marks Worksheets

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Does It Need Quotes?

Read each sentence. If it is punctuated correctly, circle the check mark. If they are not used correctly, circle the X.

Pig Loves to Read

Choose the sentence from each set that is punctuated correctly.

Speakers Words

Underline each speaker's words. Then rewrite the passage, adding quotation marks where necessary.

Direct Speech

Determine whether each sentence below contains direct or indirect speech. Write direct or indirect on the line. If it contains direct speech, add quotation marks where needed.

Joseph and Billy

Rewrite the dialogue in the speech bubbles below. Add all types of punctuation where needed.

Using " "

Read the story below. Underline direct speech. Then use a colored marker or colored pencil to add the punctuation where it is needed.

Where Does It Go?

Quotation marks are used around the titles of songs, poems, short stories, newspaper articles, and when referencing chapters in books. Rewrite each sentence below, using punctuation marks correctly. Not all sentences need changes.

The Cows

Rewrite the dialogue from the cartoon, using direct speech. Punctuate correctly.

Indirect Speech Rewrites

Rewrite the indirect speech as direct speech. Punctuate correctly.

On Success

You use punctuation to indicate that you are quoting exactly what someone said. Write a sentence that includes each of the quotations below. Punctuate correctly.

Marks For Words

Add punctuation marks where needed in each sentence below. If the sentence is already punctuated correctly, place a check mark next to the sentence.

Direct Speech

Make any other changes necessary in order to rewrite the sentences correctly.

The Teddy Bears

Copy each quote on the lines below. Be careful to add commas and quotation marks where they are needed.

Punctuation and Direct Speech

Read each sentence. If it is punctuated correctly, circle the smiley face. If they are not used correctly, circle the X.

Writing Practice

Rewrite each sentence so that it uses direct speech. Punctuate correctly.