Dialogue is an important aspect of quality writing. However, getting students to be able to effectively use dialogue in their writing is not always easy. This PPT lesson will help students to understand the basics of using dialogue. It is a straightforward, explicit lesson that will help students begin to think about when and how to put dialogue into their writing pieces. The lesson includes a writing sample to show students how to implement dialogue into their writing. This lesson is connect with the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.