Week 7 Lesson
Adding Dialogue to Your Fable
Dialogue is a conversation between two or more people.
When we write dialogue, we write the words as though we are dictating an actual conversation, adding some words to indicate who is speaking.
Interesting and appropriate dialogue will spice up your fable. This week, add some dialogue to help your story along, to add some interest, and to help us get to know your characters.
Tip: Use dialogue to help us know your character, but be sure to write it as the character would say it, not how you would say it!
â€œHey, wait for me. I'm going as fast as I can,â€ Mousey called, with a desperate squeak and a wheeze as his stubby legs waddled at the base of his round little body.
â€œNo fair. You had a head start,â€ the hare said when he crossed the finish line.
â€œOh, no. I'll never make it,â€ the worm moaned as he poked his nose into the dirt, taking his eyes off the finish line.
What does this dialogue tell us about each of these characters? The mouse is working as hard as he can. The hare is complaining and blaming someone else. The worm is despondent, and wants to give up.
For a printout of the fable and some Teacher lesson ideas, click here.