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FREE- Students have so much fun writing narratives in which they invite famous guests to dinner. Imagine the conversation between George Washington and Justin Bieber! This would be a perfect activity during a unit on dialogue.

The Famous Dinner Table - Writing with Dialogue Activity by The Peanut Gallery. A great and engaging lesson.

Quotation Marks Worksheet FREEBIE  (Check the blog post to see the anchor chart!)

Quotation Marks Anchor Chart (with FREEBIE)

Teaching students to write dialogue can be tricky. Use this quotation marks anchor chart and worksheet freebie to introduce the concept to your students!

Free Writing Mini Lesson 20- Dialogue-Blog Post- Great lesson plans on how to teach dialogue! Mentor Text included along with a fun song!  Designed by Rockin Resources

Writing Mini Lesson #20- Dialogue in a Narrative Essay

Rockin Resources: Writing Mini Lesson Dialogue in a Narrative Essay

Creature Creation: 4 Fabulous Strategies for Teaching Elaboration

Creature Creation: 4 Fabulous Strategies for Teaching Elaboration with a fun drawing activity

A 'Twist' on Personal Narrative Writing

A 'Twist' on Personal Narrative Writing

Memory Twists Writing Center" - Students begin writing a personal narrative and then "twist" the memory into fiction!

Teaching quotation marks and dialogue is made incredibly engaging with this fun activity!

Teaching Quotation Marks and Dialogue

Each pair of students records their conversation using an iPad. Then record their conversation on paper, putting proper quotation marks/punctuation.

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

Using a familiar comic to model written dialogue and practice how to correctly use quotation marks fosters a motivation for literacy and builds essential ski.

Getting started is the HARDEST PART of writing for so many of my kiddos! Teaching them these specific ways to start their story can really help them get going.

Caffeine and Lesson Plans: Get your students started in writing (with a freebie)

Helpful transitions to use when writing narratives (Common Core State Standard for building suspense). Free anchor charts & download.

Common Core Tips: Using Transitional Words in Writing

Common Core Aligned Anchor Chart: Helpful transitions to use when writing narratives.

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Personal Narratives

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Writing a Personal Narrative- 8 videos to lead students through the writing process; brainstorming all the way to publishing!

Teacher-created, simple, engaging videos to accompany lessons for elementary students.

Upper Elementary - Middle School---- In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process.  Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience

Narrative Writing Unit: 10-Day Personal Narrative Writing Unit (CCSS Aligned)

Upper Elementary - Middle School---- In this detailed, common-core aligned, unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience

This is a great anchor chart for teaching fourth graders rules for using quotation marks in their writing.  We tied it to a promethium board interactive lesson and a winter dialogue packet.

This is a great anchor chart for teaching fourth graders rules for using quotation marks in their writing. We tied it to a promethium board interactive lesson and a winter dialogue packet.

PowerPoint on Narrative Writing - contains a lot of good information!

PowerPoint on Narrative Writing

PowerPoint on Narrative Writing - /// May be geared towards graders, but contains a lot of good information!

Thinking outside the box for teaching dialogue--who needs worksheets?  Check out this blog post to learn how!

Monday Made It!

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Monday Made It!

Teaching Quotation Marks and Dialogue Anchor Chart

Teaching Quotation Marks and Dialogue

Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Quotation Marks and Dialogue Ôter les erreurs et produire ces tableaux

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