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I use this following our lessons on dialogue: what it is, where we see it, why we use it, and how to punctuate it. We start our small groups with a quick question each day to review past skills. Kids know that as soon as they come to the small group table, they begin from these hanging on the board. To save paper, I have the pdf printed and on two rings at the top. I just flip the page each day for a new question! It could be printed for each student if paper is not a concern at your school.
I like using these because kids can choose where to include the tag, beginning or end, or you can guide their practice by giving them specific parameters. By being able to think through dialogue, students become proficient not only in this grammar skill, but also gain mastery and confidence to be able to use dialogue in their own writing!
For example, the first slide says "something John would say when he was ordering at McDonalds" . . . I would be looking for students to write something similar to - --
"I would like one Big Mac, one small fry, and one coke, please," said John.
John said, "I would like one Big Mac, one small fry, and one coke, please."