Writing Dialogue – Narrative Writing Prompts for Middle School
Do your students need help writing dialogue in authentic and purposeful ways? You’ll love these writing prompts that will give your students practice using dialogue in creative and engaging ways with just 5-10 minutes per day. These slides are quick and easy to assign or display, making them perfect ELA warm-ups, bell-ringers, or stations!
Offer your students different ways of writing dialogue creatively by giving them sentence starters, mentor texts, and visual prompts. Students love these quick write prompts and will beg for more time to keep writing!
Here’s what you’ll get:
Your digital link will come with 30 writing prompts that will help students improve at writing dialogue by:
- Reveal conflict
- Move the story forward
- Present different perspectives
- Provide background information
- Convey character traits
- Show character intentions/motivations
- Establish deeper understandings
- Find character’s voice
- …and more!
Prep is quick and easy… Just display the writing prompt on your projector or SmartBoard and have students write in their notebooks, or assign the writing prompt on your digital learning platform!
A quick tip for teachers…
- Read the prompt, and set the timer for 5-10 minutes.
- Encourage students to keep their pencils moving the entire time.
- Don’t be afraid to write alongside them!
- At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.
In my classroom, we start our daily writing lesson with a quick write prompt! We use a wide variety of prompts throughout the year to spiral review our writing techniques.
»If you would like to know more about using quick writes in the classroom,read my blog post here.
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