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“Dialogue is awesome,” said Miss. “Heck yes it is,” exclaimed the class. English 1: September 8 th. Today, I will use the effective technique of dialogue by creating examples of correctly formatted dialogue. . Dialogue. A conversation between two or more characters within a story.

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Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

“Dialogue is awesome,” said Miss.“Heck yes it is,” exclaimed the class.

English 1: September 8th


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

  • Today, I will use the effective technique of dialogue by creating examples of correctly formatted dialogue.


Dialogue

Dialogue

  • A conversation between two or more characters within a story.

  • The exact words they speak are placed within quotation marks.

  • “(words go here)”


Purposes of dialogue

Purposes of Dialogue

  • Brainstorm TWO purposes of dialogue with your elbow partner!


Purposes of dialogue1

Purposes of Dialogue

  • Helps the reader feel connected

  • Helps the reader learn more about the characters

    • Details, thoughts, etc.


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.


Rules and format of dialogue

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 1: The words spoken go in between quotation marks (“ “)


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

Dialogue

Rule 1: The dialogue goes in between quotation marks (“ “)


Rules and format of dialogue1

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 2: Each speaker gets his/her own paragraph (yay!)


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

New Speaker, New Paragraph

Rule 2: Each speaker gets his/her own paragraph


Rules and format of dialogue2

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 3: Each speaker must be identified the first time he/she speaks in a dialogue

  • *Speaker Tag- identification of who is speaking


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

Speaker Tag

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

Speaker Tag

Rule 3: Each speaker must be identified the first time he/she speaks in a dialogue


Rules and format of dialogue3

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 4: Once the speaker has been identified, he/she does not need to be identified again in the conversation


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

Speaker

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

“Are you okay, Miss?”

“Ugg, I’m fine. I’m just a slightly injured panda.”

Student

Miss

Student

Miss


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

At the beginning…

Comma

Speaker Tag

Miss Gentile said, “Everyday I’m hustling…to class!”

Rule 5: Each speaker tag must be separated from the dialogue with a comma


Rules and format of dialogue4

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 5: Each speaker tag must be separated from the dialogue with a comma


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

In the middle…

Comma

Comma

Speaker Tag

“Miss,” asked the student, “what’s the correct format for dialogue?”

Rule 4: Each speaker tag must be separated from the dialogue with a comma


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

At the end…

Comma

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

Speaker Tag

Rule 4: Each speaker tag must be separated from the dialogue with a comma


Rules and format of dialogue5

Rules and Format of Dialogue

  • Rule 6: Punctuation that goes along with the dialogue goes inside the quotation marks.


Dialogue is awesome said miss heck yes it is exclaimed the class

punctuation

Comma

“Holy Cow! I’m glad you asked,” cheered Miss Harkness before she tripped.

Speaker Tag

Rule 6: Punctuation that goes along with the dialogue goes inside the quotation marks.


Elbow partner time

Elbow Partner Time!

  • With your elbow partner, create a dialogue with the following components.

  • At least TWO speakers

  • Each speaker speaks at least TWICE

  • One speaker tag is between the dialogue


By yourself

By Yourself!

  • Scenario: Miss Harkness just wowed you with her awesome disco dancing skills. You and a friend discuss this life-changing experience…

  • Write a dialogue using the following components:

  • At least TWO speakers

  • Each speaker speaks at least TWICE

  • One speaker tag is at the end of a quote


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