Objective: Chapter 1 One of the earliest style issues evident in this book is the lack of quotation marks. The objective of this lesson is to make students aware of the use of punctuation marks.
1. Open a class discussion: Have students read aloud a paragraph (or two or three) in which there is dialog. How can you tell there is dialog? Would the story have been easier to read with quotation marks?
2. For homework: Have students write a brief scene without quotation marks. The scene could be a scene from John Grady's life as Rawlins' friend before the farm was sold or some other aspect of the lives of characters that is not included in the story.
3. For homework: Provide students with a photocopy of one page of the story or a similar story in which there is dialog without quotations. Have students place the quote marks at...
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