He said, she said--it’s all talk all the time! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby open their mouths to teach you all about dialogue. You’ll see how dialogue appears in different types of writing, from novels to comic books to scripts for TV shows and movies. You’ll also learn a few of the rules that apply when you put dialogue into a piece of prose. Finally, You’ll discover how to make your dialogue sound realistic, so that your characters seem more lifelike! Just don’t forget the quotation marks!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the use of dialogue. Students will work in groups to create dialogue with varying word choice and vocabulary, learn how to punctuate dialogue correctly, and practice using and placing a variety of speech tags. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »