Using dialogue in a piece of writing is a skill all writers need to master. For young writers, this can be a challenge. Help writers become competent when it comes to including dialogue in their writing with these two PPT lessons. The straightforward lessons help students learn the basics of dialogue as well as how to add to their dialogue to make it sound more sophisticated. The lessons include writing samples to illustrate how to effectively use dialogue. These lessons are connected to the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.