Who said it?

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This is a pretty simple activity, really, but excellent for any story or reading that contains a large amount of dialogue. It not only reviews the story, but offers many precious repetitions of the non-third-person verb forms that we see in dialogue.

Simply put, you give students quotes from a story or text and ask them which character said it: mind-boggling, I know!

talkingHere are a few ideas for how to give quotes and receive answers (and here are the forms referenced Quién lo dijo in both Spanish and without text):

  1. Project the quotes on the board and have students tell you who said what (orally, by holding up pre-made cards with character’s names on them, writing the answer on small white boards, walking to an assigned corner of the room that corresponds with a given character, etc.)
  2. Post the quotes around the room using the big, single-page forms (write the question number on the blank), or you could just write out the quotes. No need to be fancy!
  3. Write out quotes using the small bubbles, six-per-page bubbles, and pass out one to each students–duplicates are okay!! Students read the quote to their classmates, and classmates write down the quote number and who said it on a separate sheet of paper.
  4. Read the quotes aloud, and have students respond to you using one of the methods listed in #1.
  5. Using the same form from #3, tape quotes on students’ backs and have classmates walk around the room and write down answers. Same as #3, but this is a SILENT way to play for those days that you need a few moments of quiet!
  6. Make it a true/false activity by prefacing each quote with “So-and-so said, “….””. This way, you get in reps of the word “said”, as well. Students can respond in any of the manners listed in #1.

You could add a second layer to the activity by requiring students to also identify to whom the quote was said.

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