Horse and Bear Fable with Dialogue Punctuation
Rule #1: Use quotation marks to indicate the words that are spoken by the characters.
Example: “Help me!” exclaimed the little girl.
Rule #2: Always begin a new paragraph when the speaker changes.
“I am coming home,” Sue announced.
“I am really tired and can’t work anymore.”
“Okay, I think you should do that,” her husband agreed.
Rule #3: Use correct punctuation marks and capitalization.
Example: “May I buy a new pair of shoes?” Lauren asked her mom.
Note that the quotation marks are outside the end punctuation of the quote; the rest of the sentence has its own end punctuation.
If the quote is not a question or exclamation, use a comma and not a period before the second quotation marks.
“I bought a new jacket yesterday,” Tammy said.
That's enough to get started. On paper, in Docs write a fable, by following the steps listed in these slides, one paragraph at a time.: