Embedding Text Evidence Activity
Review of Embedding Text Evidence
Introduce Quotation with a Colon: These types of quotations are separated from the introductory sentence by a colon. The introductory sentence provides some info about the quote to introduce it and the quotation that follow this starts with a capital letter
- Bob John argues that there are many good reasons for eating dark chocolate: "Dark chocolate is high in vitamins and minerals, lowers blood pressure, and contains antioxidants
Build in Quotations: These types of quotations are built seamlessly into sentences and aren't set off with commas. These types of quotations usually use the word "that" and the first word of the quotes are not capitalized.
- Bob John points out in his article about the sun that "only 45% of all Americans know that the sun is a star."
Set-off Quotations: These types of quotations are set apart from the sentence with a comma. The first word of the quote in this type of situation is capitalized.
- "Rice is the most stolen food in the world," according to Bob John.
To accomplish the successful embedding of quotes into a short answer, the following signal phrases/words can be used
- Points out
- According to
If you follow the above rules, you will definitely be able to master this subject! Now, onto the activity!
Activity 1: Embedding Quotes into a Sentence
1. "People should exercise for at least 45 minutes every day."
2. "Reading and writing are skills every individuals will require in a workplace."
3. "Many students are leaving schools with theoretical knowledge that they are unable to appropriate for use in the real world. The ability to learn and adapt to any environment is crucial for success in the real world and as of now, students lack these abilities."
4. "The Mars rover was sent in August 2012 with the primary purpose of determining if the planet is suitable for human life."
5. "The Beatles have fundamentally altered the nature of rock and roll by bringing a bold and refreshing dynamism to the genre and a willingness to experiment."
Activity 2: Embedded Quotes into a Short Answer
2. What drives the obsession of teenagers to text incessantly?
3. Should teenagers be limited in their use of technology?
4. What is the effect of "sleep texting" on a teen's success in school?
5. How has the increased prevalence of technology affected societal relationships?