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Personal Narratives: Dialogue
Transcript of Personal Narratives: Dialogue
Dialogue Drill/Warm Up Now that we have learned about dialogue purpose and how to use dialogue in our writing, fill out the worksheet to organize the dialogue you plan to use in your narratives. Dialogue in our Writing --What did you notice about the dialogue in the passage
that I just read? What did the dialogue reveal to readers?
Use three to four (3-4) sentences to explain your answers.
Dialogue in Writing There are three main purposes for using dialogue in our writing
--To show a speaker's personality
--To keep the action moving
--To add information Dialogue in Writing Dialogue with Speaker Tag Following Dialogue requires specific punctuation
--Dialogue is always indented
--Dialogue requires quotation marks around speech
"I'm Al," he said, shaking my hand. "You'll soon find out that they're some of the biggest baseball fans in our school."
"I'm Lewis," I said. Dialogue Proceeded by Speaker Tag Jane argued, "Harry Potter is much better than Twilight."
--Quotations Dialogue without Speaker Tag "I think Harry Potter is the best."
--check for clarity!
--when there is no speaker tag following, end with a period INSIDE quotation. Exclamatory or Interrogatory Dialogue with Speaker Tag When dialogue is a question or an exclamation the ? or ! takes place of the period
"What?" Hermione looked slightly confused.
"There she is!" said Harry There are many words that can follow a speaker tag. Let's think of a few words that can replace "he said, she said, I said" "I want to go home."
"Lena looks really good today."
"I'm going to visit G-ma this weekend." Voice Practice Individually at your tables, change the following "said" speaker tags and replace them with more descriptive verbs Exit Slip What about incorporating dialogue into your narrative do you find most challenging? Use three to four (3-4) sentences to explain your answers. Diction style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: good diction.