Punctuating dialogue and replacing boring verbs such as "said" are skills that usually need reviewed in creative writing or personal narratives. This interactive 20 slide PowerPoint reviews important rules for punctuating dialogue while asking the students to apply the rules on sample sentences and at the same time requesting them to replace the dull word "said." The first slide introduces a rule, gives the student a couple of sentences to correct using the rule, and prompts them to choose better alternatives for the "s-word" on their own paper. After they have written their corrections, the teacher can have them pair share or share with the whole class before moving on to the next slide to check their work. This presentation can be used as an individual or whole group exercise.