Punctuation Personalities

Punctuation Personalities

This image is a great resource. It helps students remember the purpose of each punctuation mark. It can be hung in the classroom or given to students, and it instantly becomes a great resource for students.

So, which punctuation personality are you?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=536442559708072&set=a.158139670871698.33824.139729956046003&type=1&theater

Video: Quoted Speech and Reported Speech: Introduction

In this video, students learn:
– what is quoted speech and reported speech
– the differences between indirect speech and direct speech
– the correct use of punctuation marks in quoted speech and reported speech

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2. Complete the activity.
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4. Write your questions below. I would love to help.

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Quoted Speech vs. Reported Speech Practice Activities Part 1

You were just introduced to quoted speech and reported speech, and now you’d like to practice your skills with these new grammar concepts. No fret, my pet! I have listed several practice activities below that will help you master the basics of quoted and reported speech. I recommend completing at least two of these activities. Also, don’t forget to go comment below with your progress and any questions you have.

Happy learning!


Quoted Speech vs. Reported Speech Exercise 1Click on the DOWNLOAD NOW button for this proofreading exercise by ESL in Style.

Video Practice with Hilary Swank in Freedom Writers.

More Video Practices

Creative Word Walls

Word Walls are a common feature of ESL classrooms because they effectively promote vocabulary development. Many teachers use index words or Post Its to neatly write the words. But what if you and your students are bored of this primitive method? Do you want to incorporate Word Walls in your class website? This is where Wordle comes in.

Wordle is a website that displays the most popular words in a text. You can use it to create a Word Wall of the most frequently used words in a literary work or student work. You can also use it with speeches and current events, which is a great resource for ESL, English, and TOEFL prep classes. It’s a creative way of displaying important vocabulary words and “trending” words/events in your classroom or in your class website.

Wordle is a great resource for the teacher who is 2.0. WordSalad is a Wordle for iPad. It allows you to create these creative Word Walls from your iPad.

Passive Voice / Tenses – Practice Activities

Have you seen all of the video tutorials on passive voice? Are you confident on your skills with the passive voice? Lets see how much you have learned. Complete at least one of the following practice activities.

ACTIVITY 1: Past Passive Voice




ACTIVITY 2: Future Passive Voice

Worksheet Surrogates – Passive Voice with Future Tenses