Including dialogue in writing can be a wonderful way to add supporting detail, help your reader get to know characters better, or move the plot forward. However, learning how to punctuate and format dialogue correctly can be tricky!
In this presentation, students will learn about:
* Quotation marks
* Additional punctuation before the end quotation
* When to use a period and when to use a comma when ending dialogue
* The importance of attributing who is speaking
* Paragraph format when using dialogue
* Alternative words to 'said', 'exclaimed', and 'asked' that are more descriptive and interesting
Additionally, the presentation includes two interactive activities where students can fill in missing punctuation, correct errors, and test out new, interesting alternatives to boring words.
Students love to explore and write dialogue. Enrich your language arts curriculum and help students better understand dialogue!