Dialogue Tags Lists

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This dialogue tags list is written to help you as you teach students how to add dialogue to their writing.

This resource will provide you with a dialogue tags list for your young writers.

A dialogue tags list can be a helpful tool for your writers as they look to add variety to their writing.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from www.freewordwork.com.

dialogue tags word lists for young writers

Working on dialogue

Learning how to use dialogue in writing, is an important step to helping writers grow.

It is a tool that will help your writers breathe life into their characters and narratives.

Through practice, students can learn how to make their characters real to the reader.

One piece that will help your writers is expanding their word choice. Having alternatives to using said over and over will be important for your students.

Dialogue tags list

  • admitted
  • agreed
  • announced
  • answered
  • asked
  • begged
  • bemoaned
  • boasted
  • called
  • challenged
  • chatted
  • cheered
  • complained
  • convinced
  • cried
  • demanded
  • encouraged
  • exclaimed
  • explained
  • giggled
  • grumbled
  • hoped
  • implored
  • inquired
  • insisted
  • joked
  • laughed
  • mumbled
  • muttered
  • offered
  • pleaded
  • protested
  • reassured
  • replied
  • requested
  • shouted
  • shrieked
  • smiled
  • stammered
  • suggested
  • teased
  • thanked
  • told
  • warned
  • whispered
  • wished
  • wondered
  • yelled

You can download a printable version of this list by clicking on the blue pencil below:

Looking for a similar list for younger writers, try this list:

Dialogue Tags for Primary Students

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