We spent a few weeks learning about dialogue in Language Arts. Quotation marks and characters talking is very hard for my kids! They also like to use SAID a lot! We talked about the rules for quotations and other words we could use instead of said. Then came the fun part! I let them pick a comic from the Sunday newspaper. They then had to turn the comic into dialogue, using the rules we talked about. They could not use the word said! They had fun reading the comics! I have it displayed in the hall and they enjoy reading their friends writings as well!