This writing conventions lesson focuses on using quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the sentence and identify the dialog tag. Then, they punctuate the sentence with quotation marks and read the sentence again, paying attention to the quotation marks. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.