Language Arts, Writing, Punctuation, Traits of Writing
Grade 1- 3
Students learn about dialogue and ways to use dialogue in writing stories.
Discuss with students the process of writing stories. Focus on the characters within a story. As a class, discuss the following dialogue example.
When your characters start talking to each other, that is called dialogue. Dialogue helps you to show what a character is like.
If someone falls down and your character says, "Hah! That was pretty funny!" that tells the reader what your character is like. If instead your character says, "Are you okay?" that says something different about your character.
Imagine two characters. One is nasty and the other is nice. Think about what each character might say in each of the situations.
|To a new boy at school||"You can't play."||"Come play with us."|
|To someone who has just offered an invitation to a party|
|To the substitute teacher|
|To a parent who has said it's time for bed|
|To the teacher who says it's time to put away the equipment|