Do your students struggle with composing exciting original diction for narratives? If so, this Dynamic Diction handout will help them change all of their dull "he said" and "she said" sentences into dialogue that provides characterization and drives the plot. It includes a list of over 100 better ways to say "said," as well as a list of descriptive adverbs to add further characterization, mood, and tone to dialogue. Instead of coaching each student through the process individually, work one example on the board and then give students this three-step guide. Excellent for writing narratives, myths, and short stories.