Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dialogue Punctuation- talk,talk,talk,talk

The Writers of Sixth are continuing to add to their Personal Narrative of a Childhood Memory. They are adding in dialogue with the tricky task of using Proper with a capital P dialogue punctuation. I created this Powerpoint xxxxxx using all kinds of highlights and bold to go over and over and over where the comma is placed, when to capitalize, and everything in between. Loads of modeling, examples, try it on their own, peer review, and then it seemed that they were ready to go and spice up their stories with some dialogue. Of course, reminding them that they can only use the word Said once. I am expecting lots of whispering, bellowing, moaning, stuttering, yodeling (their favorite funny word for said), and shreiking in their stories. We will see.