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Today, I would like you to learn how to punctuate speech so we can use it in our folktale that we will write next week.

Think about the story Rumpelstiltskin.  Here is a copy of the story if you want to listen to it again:

Write as many sentences as you can from the book where someone was speaking.  

Your work could look like this: 

The miller declared, "My daughter can spin dry, old straw into glimmering gold."

You need to use a comma, inverted commas, and punctuation at the end of the sentence.

You may also choose other words for said, such as: shouted; cried; cackled; bellowed; mumbled; explained; replied; sighed; moaned; asked; demanded; lied; whispered; complained; pleaded; sobbed; answered; gasped; queried; shrieked; announced; wailed; stammered; exclaimed.



You will begin retelling the story of Rumpelstiltskin in your own words.  Try to use fronted adverbials for when and where.  The class will also be using noun phrases in their work, so I would like you to try that as well (noun phrase = adjective + noun).

Here is an opening to the story that I have written.  You may use it to get your retelling started, or you may choose to write an opening of your own: 

In a land far, far away, there lived a poor miller and his daughter in a tiny cottage with a thatched roofEver since his wife died, the miller and his daughter did not speak much for they carried a deep sadness with them.  For many years, the miller worked from dawn ‘til dusk to grind as much grain as he could so that he could provide a good life for his daughter.