We have been learning how to write creative stories with interesting elaboration, high level vocabulary, and convincing dialogue. For fun, Nolan and Elie wrote a creative story The Gingerbread Mission, but ended the story with a cliff hanger. They invited others to finish the story in the comment section. We called it, Write Your Own Ending: The Gingerbread Mission.
Our blogging buddies from New Zealand picked up on the idea and are writing their own endings. They even wrote a blog post about it on their blog!
Since we finished our unit, we thought we'd share our knowledge about writing dialogue with our buddies. Here are the rules we learned:
1. Every time a new person speaks, you start a new paragraph and indent.
2. Put quotation marks around what is being said. Include the punctuation.
"We love learning from our buddies!" exclaimed Taranaki.
Foxy Jack said, "Yes, I know all those students, and they are very smart. "
Here are two SeeSaw video tutorials sharing what we learned! We hope you enjoy learning with us!
Do you use dialogue in your stories?
When is a good time to insert dialogue?
How does it make a story better?
How far away is New Zealand from Los Angeles? Answer using dialogue!