Submitted by Kate Lindley on 10 March 2011.
One handout with the main rules of using speech marks and one worksheet for learners to practise applying these rules.
I used these with a strong L1 literacy group who had little prior knowledge of the rules for speech marks. They generally did well with re-writing some unpunctuated sentences I gave them but got a bit confused with the attached exercise on Prince William and Kate Middleton (they used speech marks inside the speech bubbles). This may need to be demonstrated in front of the group first. However, it did produce some very funny writing.
2 x 1 page
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Error corrected in handout (example 1). Thanks to Judith White for reporting this and sorry it’s taken me so long to fix!