Have some fun while teaching kids how to write dialogue! This interactive, cartoon-themed PowerPoint presentation and related student sheets can be used with an entire class, small groups or individuals. Comprehensive instruction helps students understand:
• the difference between direct quotes and indirect quotes,
• how to identify dialogue tags, and
• how to punctuate direct quotations when the dialogue tag is at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence.
What’s Included in the PowerPoint Presentation
Each of the 44 slides features a continuing cartoon. The Brain
* provides loads of motivation and fun!
• What Is Dialogue?
• Direct & Indirect Quotes
• Dialogue Tags
• Writing Dialogue with Dialogue Tags at the Beginning
• Writing Dialogue with Dialogue Tags at the End
• Writing Dialogue with Dialogue Tags in the Middle
What’s Included in the Student Sheets
All student sheets feature cartoons from The Brain
* and continue the same story that was begun in the PowerPoint presentation.
• Reference Page with Guidelines for Writing Dialogue
• Direct or Indirect Quotes Worksheets (2)
• Dialogue Tags in Quotes Worksheet
• Writing Quotes with Dialogue Tags at the Beginning, Middle, and End of the Sentence Worksheets (2)
• Writing Quotes in Narratives Worksheets (2)
• Quotes Quiz
Common Core State Standards L.3.2.C and L.4.2.B are addressed in this unit, but it is appropriate for older students as well.
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*The featured episode of The Brain
, “Ships Ahoy,” was produced by Magazine Enterprises and is now in the public domain.