That is, it was until I started teaching dialogue using comics!
I give the kids a template with the boxes, and I model the kind of drawing I expect (no color, stick figures, just faces are okay). I also require that every panel must have at least one character talking.
This is one of the lessons I have included in my personal narratives unit, available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers. Have you used comics in narrative writing lessons?
P.S., I'm linking up with Jivey for more Writer's Workshop mini-lessons. Check it out here: