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Dialogue Under Construction

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Primary Type: Student Tutorial

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Welcome! In this tutorial, you’ll be BUILDING your knowledge about dialogue. Much like a construction worker follows blueprints to build a building, dialogue in text is constructed in a specific way. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to demonstrate the use of commas and quotation marks in dialogue. Let’s get started!


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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 3
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: dialogue, quotation marks, quotation, comma, capitalization, quote, conventions
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades K-5

Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.3.L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  1. Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
  2. Use commas in addresses.
  3. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
  4. Form and use possessives.
  5. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
  6. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
  7. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
Particular alignment to:
LAFS.3.L.1.2c:Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.