Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Writing Dialogue: or, How to Use Quotes Without Hurting Anyone

By on May 29, 2008

As I teach Narrative, I eventually get to the proper rules of Dialogue.  

In their Writer’s Notebook, they take notes on the following PowerPoint by writing down the numbered rules.  They generally don’t copy down the entire example.  It’s meant more to engage then to have a quiet, tedious copying time.  I also incorporated my students’ voices for a multi-modality approach to the presentation.  They also helped to write its content.  When I originally wrote the text, I used words they felt were imprecise for their generation, so many thanks to Sarah, Claudia, Nathan, and Brian.  But you can always replace their voice with students of your own.

Hope it helps you in your own dialogue-teaching endeavors.  Enjoy!



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