Using Quotes in the Classroom

My newest jar activity is finished!  I've been wanting to make some jar activities for upper elementary grades since I'll be teaching a 3rd/4th split next year.  Earlier this summer I made a Figurative Language Jar to help students with comprehension.  I decided to go with the same skill and do another jar to help students with higher level comprehension skills.  My Quote Jar will help students interpret famous words that others have said.  I didn't have to look far to find quotes to use for my jar.  I love quotes and find them to be very inspirational and motivating.  In fact, I keep a journal of quotes on my nightstand.  The jar has 56 quotes for students to interpret.  This can be done as a workstation activity, an early finishers activity, or as a whole class activity.  I've also included a worksheet for students to write their thoughts.  You can click on the picture below to check it out in my TpT store.
I'll leave you with these funny words... "If there were no schools to take children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers." -Edgar W. Howe


  1. I love quotes, too! This is a good idea and will really push your students' critical thinking. I find that my 3rd graders have a tough time interpreting quotes. It takes them a while to get used to that kind of thinking.

    Thanks for sharing!

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