Perfectly Punctuate Your Dialogue!

Year 5, your homework for this week is to show me that you can use dialogue accurately in your writing.

Here are the rules for using dialogue in writing:

The video above is an American video so they have used the vocabulary ‘quotation marks’. We know this punctuation as inverted commas. When they say ‘periods’, they mean full stops.

What should your writing be about?

Use the picture below to inspire you…

What might Simba, Pumba and Timone be saying to one another?

You know that I like to chuckle so make your writing as funny as possible. You should also add some description and action to your writing (DAD is important!).

Good luck!

 

28 Comments

  1. “Listen and repeat. Hakuna matata,” Timon said
    Simba replied confused,”What? Hakuna Matata?”
    “Yes,” Pumba said,” hakuna matata means no worries!”
    “It is our moto,” Timon explained.
    Simba did not understand, therefore he said,” What is a moto?”
    “Nothing, what is the matter with you,” Pumba laughed.
    That is how Simba, Pumba and Timon became good friends

  2. “Hakuna matata,” said Timon, “what a wonderful phrase.”
    “Hakuna matata,” added Pumbaa, “aint no passing craze.”
    “You will have no worries for the rest of your days, with the great phrase HAKUNA MATATA.” screamed Timon.
    “Hakuna matata?, “questioned Simba, “what are you talking about?”
    “If you ever get worried just remember you have the power of the no worries phrase… HAKUNA MATATA!.”

  3. Timone said to Pumba “Hey Pumba, should we find out where Simba’s going.”

    Pumba said “Yeah sure, we do need to make sure he’s safe after all.”

    “You are absolutely correct,” said Timone “We shall look for him right now.”

  4. “You’ll have to survive on bugs and creepy-crawlies from now on, no matter how much you want to”,said Timone.
    “It may taste disgusting at first but you’ll get used to it”, exclaimed Pumba.
    “Okay then”, said Simba,and with one gulp he had swallowed a whole caterpillar.

  5. I should have put a comma before my inverted commas. Thank you Miss Cotter for finding my mistake, next time I will try and notice my mistakes before you.

  6. “We are going to teach you something” exclaimed Pumba.”
    “It’s a wonderful phrase . It’s called Hakuna Matata” said Timon.
    “Hakuna Matata?”questioned Simba.
    Pumba replied, “Yeah. Well Done you said it correctly.”
    “What’s that mean?”asked Simba confused.
    Timon announced, “It means you’ll have no worries for the rest of your days.”
    Pumba joyfully exclaimed”That’s our motto.
    “What’s a motto.” confusingly asked Simba.
    “What’s the motto with you”said Timon and then laughed wildly.

  7. “If you want to live with us, you have got to live like us,” explained Timon.
    “Yup. Just remember Hakuna Matata, it is our motto” Pumba added.
    Simba was confused so he asked , “What’s a motto?”
    “Nothing, what’s the matter with you?” asked Timon whilst laughing hysterically.
    Timon passed Simba a slimy, red caterpillar.
    “Here it goes, Hakuna Matata ,”exclaimed Simba as a wide smile spread across his face, “slimy yet satisfying!”
    This was how they became friends.

  8. “If you want to live with us, you have got to live like us kid,” explained Timon.
    “Yup, just remember Hakuna Matata, it is our motto,” added Pumba.
    Simba was confused at this and asked, “What’s a motto?”
    “Nothing, what’s the matter with you,” replied Timon whilst laughing hysterically.
    Then Timon handed Simba a slimy, red caterpillar.
    “Oh well, Hakuna Matata,” Simba exclaimed and a wide smile spread on his face after finishing the insect, ” slimy yet satisfying!”
    This was how the three of them became friends.

  9. “If you want to live with us, you have got to eat like us,” explained Timon.
    “Yup, just remember Hakuna Matata,” added Pumba.
    “What’s that?” asked Simba.
    “It’s our motto,” replied Timon.
    “What’s a motto?” questioned Simba.
    “Nothing, what’s the matter with you?” said Timon whilst laughing hysterically.
    Then Timon handed Simba a slimy, red caterpillar.
    “Oh well Hakuna Matata,” exclaimed Simba and a wide smile spread across his face once he had finished the bug, ” slimy yet satisfying!”
    This was how the trio had became friends.

  10. “Hakuna Matata.” Bellowed Pumbaa
    “Hakuna Matata, whats that?” Simba asked
    “It means, you will have no worries for the rest of the day.” Timon recalled
    “its our motto.” pumbaa claimed
    “A MOTTO.” Simba questioned
    “yeah a motto.” Timon explained

  11. “Were going to teach you a wonderful phrase”exclaimed Pumba
    “what phrase?” questioned Simba
    “hakuna matata! annonced Timon
    “What does that mean?” questioned Simba
    “It means you will have no worries for the rest of your days!”

  12. “You ok, kid?”, asked Timone.
    “I guess so.”, answered Simba.
    “You nearly died!”, exclaimed Pumbaa.
    “I saved you.”, Timone said proudly. “Well, Pumbaa helped. A little.”, giggled Timone.
    “Thanks for your help.”, thanked Simba.
    “You need a new lesson.”, Timone told Simba. “Repeat after me: Hakuna Matata.”, continued Timone.
    “What?”, questioned Simba.
    “Ha-ku-na Ma-ta-ta. It means no worries.”, spelled out Pumbaa.

  13. “Hey kid repeat after me,” said Timon, ” Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase.”
    ” Hakuna Matata,” added Pumba ” ain’t no passing craze.”
    Simba replied confused ” Hakuna Matata, what do that mean?”
    ” It means no worries fo the rest of your days.” Timon explained
    Pumba joyfully exclaimed ” That’s our motto.”
    ” What’s a motto.” Questioned Simba
    ” What’s the motto with you…Hahahahaha!” Said Timon then laughed wildly.

    • I have spotted all of my mistakes I have not added a comma after the speakers tag. When I said what a wonderful phrase I forget to add inverted commas at the start of the sentence.

  14. Simba shouted,”Wow look at this jungle.Wait who are you guys?”Pumbba looked over and said,” Finally Timon we got a visitor.Hello my name is Pumbba and my friend over there is Timon.”Timon replied,”Hi.”Simba said
    ,”We should be very good friends we have much in common.”
    Then on Timon, Pumbba and Simba became friends.

  15. “Where should we go?” said Simba.
    “We are going to our house,” added Timone.
    “Is your house like huge land?” replied Simba.
    “Yes it is,” said Timone.

  16. “HAKUNA MATATA!”said Timone.
    “What does that mean?”Simba asked.
    “It means no worries for the rest of your days,” replied Pumba,” it’s our motto.”
    “What’s a motto?”questioned Simba.
    “Nothing, it just reminds you that you don’t need to worry about your problems.”

  17. “HAKUNA MATATA!”said Timone, eagerly.
    “What does that mean?”asked Simba.
    “It means no worries for the rest of your days,”replied Pumba,”it’s our motto.”
    “What’s a motto?”questioned Simba.
    “Nothing, it just reminds you not to worry about your problems. The past is in the past.”proclaimed Timone.

  18. “I have no home now my father’s dead”, said a sorrowful Simba.

    “Hakuna Matata”, exclaimed Timon.

    “Come again”, said a bamboozled Simba.

    “It means no worries kid”, declared Pumba.

    “Still where am I going to live”, asked a depressed Simba.

    “With us”, proclaimed Timon.

    “Ohhhh, Ok”, said Simba.

  19. “Listen and repeat, Hakuna Matata.” Timon exclaimed.
    “Hakuna Matata?” Simba questioned.
    “Yeah,” Timon said, “Hakuna Matata means no worries.”
    “Thats our motto!” Pumba said proudly.
    “What’s a motto?” Simba asked.
    “Nothing, whats the motto with you!” Timon laughed.

  20. When I said what a wonderful phrase I don’t need inverted commas because it wasn’t the start of my sentence, the start of my sentence was Hakuna Matata.

  21. ” I’m all alone “sorrowfully said simba “my dad has died”
    ” well hakuna Matata” replied timone
    Simba repeated confusingly” hakuna matata what dose that mean ”
    ” it’s our motto” replied Pumba.

  22. “Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!” Timone sang.
    “Hakuna Matata? What does that mean?” questioned Simba.
    “It means no worries!” Timone replied.
    “It’s our motto!” Pumba claimed with pride.
    “What’s a motto?” Simba asked.
    “Nothing, what’s the matter with you? Hahaha! Pumba laughed.
    “Good one!” Timone giggled.

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