Using a familiar comic to model written dialogue and practice how to correctly use quotation marks fosters a motivation for literacy and builds essential skills involved in the mechanics of writing. See full lesson plans and additional videos at www.LitDiet.org
Use these anchor charts on dialogue and quotations to discuss ways to use dialogue in narratives. You can also have students look through a page in their current novel and pick out each of the dialogue rules discussed.
Writing Dialogue Activity for whole class, small groups, or independent literacy center/station work during guided reading. Review the anchor chart for the rules of writing dialogue. Learn how to use quotation marks and write dialogue. Students add dialogue to cartoons and then translate the dialogue into sentences using the proper punctuation.