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We will be able to write passages of dialogue.
We are going to use reading to help us write our own dialogue passages. Why is dialogue important? It breaks up the narrative. Makes our writing lively. Its useful for characterisation. Excellent for showing reactions to events and relationship between characters. It helps to tell the story from different views.
Beauty and the beast. What would you like me to bring you this time? The eldest girl clapped her hands and said: A pearl necklace for me, but it will have to be a long one with a silver clasp. Identify the narrative part of the text. Who speaks first? What does the dialogue tell you about the character of the oldest daughter.
Add the narrative Sometimes we can loose detail in our writing if we only use dialogue. Always add description to passages of dialogue so that your reader is not only hearing what is said but can see what is happening, where it is happening, or how our characters are behaving.
Improve the dialogue with a line of description. All I want from you is that you return home safely. But I must bring you something, said the father. Work with your RP to think of description. Beauty hugged her father close and whispered: At this the other two sisters laughed and thought how stupid Beauty was not to ask for something.
Add the dialogue. As the father travelled home, he was caught in a terrible storm. Soon he lost his way in the darkness. He came upon a large house where he could take shelter under the trees. From somewhere nearby he heard a voice. What does the voice say? How does the father react to the voice?
Revising punctuation of speech. Add the ? ! or,. Capital letters come inside called a voice hello whos there the father could see no one but the door was open
What happens next? L.O To write a passage with dialogue. You are going to write the next section of this story. Retell the events listed on your support sheet. Make sure you mix dialogue and description in your passage. Use the punctuation description to help you.
Punctuating speech Then I must go without giving thanks, thought the father. Rules. Speech must be opened and closed Speech begins with a capital letter. Report who is speaking- said ______ (use an adverb) or use a synonym of said. Use ! ? Or, Remember to use capitals for character names. New speaker = new line.
The story continued… The father hears voice- it asks him to come inside. father sees he has entered wealthy house- table ready with food. A voice tells him to help himself. Full-he falls asleep. In the morning he searches to thank owner of house but sees no one. Goes to gate, sees roses, remembers promise to youngest daughter, takes rose. Angry wail heard, ugly creature appears, forces father to promise to give beast anything in world he asks for. Tells him that whatever father first sees on return home he must give to beast. Father agrees. Beauty rushes to meet father on return. Sisters demand their gifts. Beauty only child to thank father for gift. He tells Beauty her terrible future.