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This lesson on capitalization in direct quotes features instructional strategies for multiple intelligences

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Title – Capitalization – Direct Quotes
Multiple Intelligences Activities and
Instructional Strategies
By – Abby Volmer
Grade Level – 5-7
Primary Subject – Language Arts

Verbal/Linguistic

      Instruction
      1. Circle the Sage – Have 6 people who know the rules to capitalizing direct quotes stand at different points of the room. Teams split and gather around sages to hear info. They go back to team and share and compare (Interpersonal)
      Activity
    2. Write a dialogue between two fictional characters. (Be sure to use before, after, and interrupting quotes.) Highlight the capitals in direct quote. (Intrapersonal)

Logical/Mathematical

      Instruction
      1. After “Circle the Sage,” students look at sheets and decide on rules to capitalizing direct quotes.(Interpersonal)
      Activity
    2. Read a dialogue page and highlight the capitals in the direct quotes. Graph how many times the direct quote was used and capitalized either before/after/or interrupting the quote. (Intrapersonal)

Visual/Spatial

      Instruction
      1. Cut and paste direct quotes in 3 categories (before, after, and interrupting.) (Interpersonal)
      Activity
    2. Create a cartoon strip that uses capitals in direct quotes. (Be sure to include before, after, and interrupting quotes.) (Intrapersonal)

Musical/Rhythmic

      Instruction
      1. Background music during “Circle the Sage.”
      Activity
    2. Create rules sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” (Inter or Intrapersonal)

Bodily/Kinesthetic

      Instruction
      1. Students stand each time they are to capitalize when the word is spoken. (Whole Group)
      Activity
    2. Create either a dance or an exercise (movement) routine that would go with the direct quotes. (Inter or Intrapersonal)

Naturalist

      Activity
    1. Create a conversation that might occur between a predator animal and a prey animal. Somehow represent the animals with pictures, poster, puppet, etc. (Intrapersonal)

Interpersonal

      Activity
    1. Same as verbal/language, but have two people carry on a conversation on paper using capitals in direct quotes

Intrapersonal

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