By Michelle Lynn Senters-
Dialogue is simply the conversation between two or more people within a story.
Dialogue is used to:
- move the plot forward
- reveal the relationship between characters
- increase tension
- reveal character
- show how someone feels
(a conversation between the penguins pictured above)
“Come on! Let’s try it,” whispered Ping.
“But, it’s against the rules,” said Pallow.
“We have to go down the ice slide.” Ping pointed to the waddle of penguins near the water. “All the big penguins do it.”
“But, it’s cold and it’s wet and it’s scary,” whimpered Pallow.
Ping took a deep breath. “Well, I’m doing it!” He scampered across the ice before Pallow could stop him.
“I’m telling!” yelled Pallow. “MOM!”
Today, you will write a dialogue between two characters. You do not need to write the full story.
- Choose one of the following photographs.
- Study the characters and imagine the conversation they are having.
- Write the dialogue between the two characters.
- To review how to use punctuation in dialogue, click here.
Write your first name, age, photo used, and dialogue in the comment box below.
PHOTOS FOR DIALOGUE
Michelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a Reading Interventionist and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.