Writing Dialogue Worksheets:
Believable Dialogue - Make
the words flow of the page. You will be given dialogue that is overly formal. It is
neither realistic nor interesting. Rewrite the dialogue on
the lines below so that it sounds like a real and interesting
conversation. Remember that a father and a son are
unlikely to speak in exactly the same way!
Expressing Character with Dialogue
- Create an interesting conversation between two gardeners. Study each character. What kind of person do you think that they are? Do
you think that they would speak formally or informally?
The Big Wreck - More is at
stake for Matt than just losing the race. Make this story more interesting.
How Are You Today? - Use the
pictures to drive the way you write for this group of teenagers.
The Lost Dog... - Jane's
dog is causing her a bit of trouble. Rewrite each of these sentences to create more pizazz.
with Dialogue - Read the brief paragraph below. Then rewrite
it as dialogue, trying to convey as much of the action in the dialogue
Conveying Setting Through
Dialogue - Study the picture. Then select one of the scenarios
provided. On the lines, write at least six lines of dialogue (three
per each person) that communicate the setting in the picture.
The Big Debate
- Use another sheet of paper to brainstorm at least three reasons
why field trips might be educational, and three reasons why field
trips might be a waste of time.
A Bad Cold -
Read the paragraph below. Then rewrite it on the lines, adding dialogue
- Rewrite the sentences below using dialogue. Then check the boxes
that indicate what kind of additional information your dialogue added
to the story.
Dialogue in Stories
- Read the dialogue below. Then rewrite it, cutting out anything
that does not contribute to the story.
How Character Affects
Dialogue - What kinds of words would they use to describe this
incident? Rewrite the passage as though each character is the narrator.
with Dialogue - Study each character below. Imagine that the
farmer wants to take the hen's chicks to a market and sell them. The
hen does not want to be parted from her chicks.
- Typically, authors use a combination of narrative and dialogue
to tell their readers what is happening in the story.
Carrie the Fairy
- Read each pair of sentences. Then add dialogue to make them more
interesting. You can definitely make this more fun.