Dialogue Mini-Lesson : Dialogue Mini-Lesson “His mouth is too small to hold a ball,” a big German Shepherd sneered.
“His legs are way too short for running,” snickered a Greyhound.
“Beat it, shrimp,” growled a Doberman. “You couldn’t even scare a mailman.” What do you notice? Begin a NEW paragraph each time someone new speaks. Punctuation is INSIDE the end quotation mark.
Dialogue Mini-Lesson : Dialogue Mini-Lesson As he was sniffing around, he heard something on the other side.
“Hello?” Alfred called.
“Hi,” came the answer. “I’m Rex. I just moved in.”
“My name is Alfred.” And, without thinking, he blurted out, “I’m a golden retriever.”
“Glad to meet you,” Rex replied. Note: Alfred is the name of the Pug. The other animals were making fun of him earlier in the text. Consider modeling adding on to this piece of writing. Then, you can compare your dialogue with the actual dialogue in the text.