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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our series contains 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth grade.
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Designed by teachers, this independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, social studies and science activities for fourth graders.
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
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Grammar Galore
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Grammar Galore
Get your fifth grader clued into advanced grammar. She'll get to edit a few improper sentences, work on different parts of speech, and practice using correct punctuation marks.
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Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
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The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
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Grammar Practice
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Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
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Bigfoot: Punctuate the Story
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Bigfoot: Punctuate the Story
Put proper punctuation into practice with this Bigfoot read-along worksheet.
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Punctuation in Dialogue 1
Punctuation in Dialogue 1
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Punctuation in Dialogue 1
Punctuating dialogue is a skill best learned early, and these exercises are tailored specifically for your third grader to learn independently.
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Punctuation and Capitalization
Punctuation and Capitalization
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Punctuation and Capitalization
Assess your student's understanding of grammar with this punctuation and capitalization activity. Students will rewrite sentences that are missing capitalization, quotation marks, and punctuation.
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Grammar Sense
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These worksheets will help your student become a better editor and practice correcting grammar. With a challenge for every level of fourth grade, this workbook has something for everyone.
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Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
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Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Your budding writer will get his fill of periods, commas and quotation marks in this essential workbook, filled with opportunities to practice proper punctuation placement.
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Punctuation in Dialogue 3
Punctuation in Dialogue 3
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Punctuation in Dialogue 3
Have your fifth grader fill in the punctuation mark blanks in these exercises that are built specifically to teach and solidify key concepts.
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Punctuation in Practice
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Punctuation in Practice
Help your child practice punctuation and capitalization in this workbook. There are several creative ways to review writing offered here which explore the mechanics of writing in different situations.
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Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
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Editor in Chief
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Punctuating Dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
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Punctuating Dialogue
Your students will surely exclaim, "This is fun!" in response to this writing lesson. It covers topics that range from dialogue punctuation to sentence types, and will definitely help improve reading comprehension skills.
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
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Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
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Perfect Punctuation: Commas in a Series
Using commas correctly is a tricky skill to learn. Give your child the extra practice she needs with this punctuation worksheet.
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Personal narrative writing is all about you—the writer! Kids will enjoy writing about themselves, from personal experiences and to feelings and emotions. Plus, they'll learn how to map a story.
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Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
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Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading and writing: You can't have one without the other! Get familiar with every facet of literature in this workbook. It's packed with literary analysis activities.
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
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Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
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Punctuation: Jack and the Beanstalk
A written passage without punctuation can be very difficult to read! With this worksheet, your child will punctuate this excerpt.
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Help learners gear up for a new year with this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3, complete with 5 days of activities in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies.
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Practice Punctuation
Practice Punctuation
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Practice Punctuation
Written passages look pretty silly without punctuation, and sometimes they're difficult to read! Practice punctuating this excerpt from classic literature.
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Fun and Formal Writing
Fun and Formal Writing
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Fun and Formal Writing
Entice young writers to dabble in both formal, research-based writing as well as creative writing. These open-ended exercises help kids write dialogue and exposition while crafting essays or stories.
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Punctuation in Dialogue

Dialogue needs punctuation in order to be complete. If the speaker is excited, use an exclamation point, a question mark if they’re confused, and always use quotation marks to show where a quotation begins and ends. Learn how to put punctuation in dialogue with our writing worksheets, cool activities, and lots more. If you’re a teacher or parent, we have help for you in the form of lesson plans and articles.
Fictional and nonfictional writing will often contain transcriptions of conversations between two or more people or characters. While students can indirectly report these conversations, direct dialogue will have more impact on the reader. Direct dialogue, however, also requires special punctuation to identify it.
The punctuation most commonly associated with dialogue is the quotation mark. Quotations come with their own rules. Only the words that are spoken will appear between the quotation marks.
Dialogue in text most often comes along with a dialogue tag. Dialogue tags feature a noun representing the speaker and a verb like say or yell and attribute the text to the speaker. Where the dialogue tag occurs in the sentence will affect how the rest of the line is punctuated.
Dialogue tag at the end: A comma comes at the end of the quote before the closing quotation mark. The dialogue tag is not capitalized and is followed by a period. Dialogue tag at the beginning: The dialogue tag is capitalized and is followed by a comma. The quotation is also capitalized and will be followed by the ending punctuation inside the quotation marks. Dialogue tag in the middle: The portion of the quote preceding the tag features a comma before the ending quotation mark. The dialog tag is not capitalized and is followed by a comma. The continuation of the quote is not capitalized and is followed by the ending punctuation inside the quotation marks.
Working with the resources provided by Education.com may help your students understand the unique punctuation rules associated with dialogue in text.