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How to take quotes from a book and write them in MLA style. “Writing quotes in the right way is easy!” -----Mr. B. Step 1: Label your notebook --4 pages Title your pages: What my character looks like What my character says/does What my character thinks/feels

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Step 1: Label your notebook

--4 pages

Title your pages:

What my character looks like

What my character says/does

What my character thinks/feels

What others say about my character

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Step 2: choose your quotes

Go through your book and find

3-5 book quotes for each way of knowing your character

(12-20 quotes in all )

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Step 3: write down your quotes

Each time you find a good quote that fits one of your categories – write it down on that page in your notebook

step 3 write down your quotes don t forget to write down the page number when you find a quote
Step 3: write down your quotes

Don’t forget to write down the page number when you find a quote!

you try on which page would you write down the following quotes
You try!

On which page would you write down the following quotes?

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I couldn’t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming.

She was small girl with shiny brown eyes, small hands and jeans that were getting too short.

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Christina always stopped on the side of the road to pick the tiny pink flowers that bloomed like bright snow every April.

“I don’t like Christina”, said June; “She’s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy.”

put around the beginning and end of each quote

Quote marks

Put “ ” around the beginning and end of each quote

i couldn t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming

Quote marks

“I couldn’t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming.”

i couldn t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming1

Notice Punctuation

Goes INSIDE

“I couldn’t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming.”

i couldn t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming 102

Write page number

(NOTICE NO # OR PG.)

“I couldn’t stand the way my hair curled like crazy after swimming.” (102)

the hard quote

Dialogue Quote marks

The hard quote!

if your quote looks like this in the book she s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy june said

Dialogue Quote marks

If your quote looks like this in the book: “She’s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy!” June said.

you need to keep around the whole quote she s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy june said

Dialogue Quote marks

You need to keep “ “ around the whole quote :“She’s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy!” June said.”

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Dialogue Quote marks

AND you need to add single quote marks ‘ ‘ around any spoken words of dialogue:“ ‘ She’s so smart she makes me feel like a dummy! ’ June said.”

you try where do quote marks go around this dialogue quote
You try!

Where do quote marks go around this dialogue quote?

i don t like christina said june she is so smart she makes me feel like a dummy
“‘I don’t like Christina,’said June;‘She is so smart she makes me feel like a dummy.’”
good job you now know how to put quote marks around normal and dialogue quotes
Good Job!

You now know how to put quote marks around normal and dialogue quotes!

last steps type up your quotes print them glue them to your poster
Last steps!

Type up your quotes!

Print them &

Glue them to your poster