Last week, I introduced the “writer’s toolbox” that includes Ba-Da-Bing! Writers use Ba-Da-Bing to add details to a sentence.
Ba – What are your feet doing? What kind of action is in the sentence?
Da – What did you see? Did you see anything or make any observations?
Bing – What did you think? What thoughts did you have in this part of the story?
Original sentence: “A truck hit a telephone pole.”
Ba-Da-Bing!: “While walking down the street, I saw sparks flying and thought, “What is going on?”
Today, we added Dialogue to our toolbox. Punctuating dialogue reminds me of “The Chicken Dance.” Ask your student to demonstrate how it works.
To practice punctuating dialogue, I sent home with your student an orange sheet with sentences to complete. It is due Friday, October 16.