This is a mini-unit for teaching students how to write dialogue. The two page mini-lesson outlines the essentials for writing strong dialogue as well as how to punctuate dialogue properly. Included is a two page reference sheet that lists over 300 different dialogue tags. I have included four different exercises to help students practice writing dialogue: identifying direct/indirect quotations, punctuating dialogue, writing sentences which include dialogue, and a dialogue tags revision activity (sample passage from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). As a final assessment for the mini-unit, students (in partners) write a dialogue between two people - criteria is included.