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Writing Out Loud: Dialogue Punctuation Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages

Practice writing dialogue correctly with a Punctuating Dialogue worksheet.

Teach Students How to Write Dialogue

As a classroom teacher, imaginative writing is often the most fun type of writing to teach. Students get to invent their characters, have them interact with each other, and go through some wild and crazy adventures. However, imaginative writing can be one of the most challenging to teach. After learning the parts of a story, students need to be taught how to write dialogue, and it takes a lot of practice to master the skill

This worksheet is designed to accompany or Writing Out Loud – Dialogue Teaching Presentation. Skills and concepts covered are

  • placing quotation marks,
  • how commas and other punctuation marks work with dialogue,
  • when to use capitalization in dialogue, 
  • how to write breaks in dialogue,
  • how to format dialogue in a story,
  • how to write two characters talking at once.

This worksheet provides students with multiple opportunities to correct dialogue in text. .

Through this activity, students will show improvement in their ability to include and edit dialogue in their writing.

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Get the Writing Out Loud Presentation Teaching Presentation here.

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Emily, a teacher in California and Teach Starter Collaborator, created this resource. 

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