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Literacy Milestone: Using Dialog Attribution

LiteracyMilestoneALast night, as we were trying to get her calmed down for bed, my daughter was playing with various dolls and stuffed animals. She picked up a baby doll, propped it up on top of the headboard, and said:

"'I'm at the top of the tree', cried Baby'."

Yes, the "cried Baby" was part of the sentence. She is now using dialog attribution in her pretend play. Stephen King's advice in favor of using "said" instead of "cried" notwithstanding, my husband and I thought it was pretty cool. 

Clearly, she has listened to a lot of books. 

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