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Comic strip Dialogue. Punctuating a comic. Comic strip dialogue instructions. On a separate sheet of notebook paper, use the conversation in your comic strip to practice punctuating dialogue correctly. If you do not know the names of the speakers in your comic, make them up.

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Comic strip dialogue

Comic strip Dialogue

Punctuating a comic


Comic strip dialogue instructions

Comic strip dialogue instructions

  • On a separate sheet of notebook paper, use the conversation in your comic strip to practice punctuating dialogue correctly.

  • If you do not know the names of the speakers in your comic, make them up.

  • Each piece of dialogue should have a creative speech tag attached to it.

  • Make sure that your speech tags do not all come at the end of the quote.

  • -You should have at least one speech tag

  • …at the end of a quote

  • …interrupting the quote

  • …at the beginning of a quote

  • Be sure to include any unspoken actions or details from your comic strip through description (i.e. “Oh Snoopy! You are such a strange dog!” Charlie Brown exclaimed as he slapped his forehead with his hand and grimaced at the mess in the yard.)

  • You will be graded on the aforementioned requirements as well as correct punctuation so use your quotation hand-out to help you as you punctuate your dialogue!


From to kill a mockingbird

From to kill a mockingbird

  • I suppose she chose me because she knew my name; as I read the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile Register aloud, she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste. Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more, it would interfere with my reading.

  • "Teach me?" I said in surprise. "He hasn't taught me anything, Miss Caroline. Atticus ain't got time to teach me anything," I added, when Miss Caroline smiled and shook her head. "Why, he's so tired at night he just sits in the living room and reads."

  • "If he didn't teach you, who did?" Miss Caroline asked good-naturedly. "Somebody did. You weren't born reading The Mobile Register."

  • "Jem says I was. He read in a book where I was a Bullfinch instead of a Finch. Jem says my name's really Jean Louise Bullfinch, that I got swapped when I was born and I'm really a-"

  • Miss Caroline apparently thought I was lying. "Let's not let our imaginations run away with us, dear," she said. "Now you tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I'll take over from here and try to undo the damage-"

  • "Ma'am?"

  • "Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now."


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