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After processing notes from research or an interview, middle schoolers turn the information into a script or dialogue for narrative, persuasive, or expository text. Use this lesson in any writing unit to reinforce proper writing skills.
Students explore tough questions in a fishbowl discussion about the economic and social barriers to playing certain sports. They synthesize their knowledge by writing dialogues illustrating some of the barriers some famous athletes might have faced.
Dialogue can really make or break a piece of writing. Help your creative writers craft thoughtful, effective dialogue that advances the plot and develops their characters. One example is provided, but consider adding a few more slides to capture different types of dialogue and remark on their effect. 
Students sharpen their creative writing skills by writing dialogues with unfamiliar objects while visiting local museums. They select an object in the museum, such as a painting, and create conversations between the people or animals pictured in it. In the classroom, students read or perform their dialogues. As an extension, they continue writing dialogues with other objects.
Students can write plays to reinforce and review any topic.
Sixth graders explore storytelling by writing their own narratives. For this points of view lesson, 6th graders identify the roles of a narrator in a story and the importance of flowing dialogue. Students write their own stories and revise their rough drafts with help from classmates.
Third graders practice following and writing directions through the use of simple recipes. First they write directions for creating an ice cream sundae. Then they make the sundaes using the recipe written by their classmates.
Tenth graders explore ideas for a short play. Ideas are generated through improvisation, articles, quotes, writing exercises, and current events. As playwrights, 10th graders discover the techniques used to develop complex characters and creative dialogue.
Spend a productive hour in the classroom with this tutorial where junior high writers discover how to create snappy dialogue. The learning begins with an analysis of sample writing and discussion on the effectiveness of each piece. The activity moves to a small group brainstorming activity where the groups think of words to describe their dialogue that are more expressive than said and tell. The final collaborative effort produces dialogues that the writers present to their classmates and post around the room. Strategies for differentiation are available. 
Students revise writing to improve organization and word choice. They check for logic, order of ideas and precision of vocabulary. Students list different verbs for the word "said." They write dialogue in which the speakers tell a story through conversation.
Sixth graders analyze dialogue tags. In this synonyms lesson students work in groups analyzing a personal narrative. They enter the words onto a classroom chart as well as their notes or journal. The students replace tags with more descriptive choices from the word bank.
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing dialogue. In this vocabulary choice activity, 6th graders identify synonyms and the importance of using a thesaurus while writing dialogue in their own original work. Students revise and edit their writing based on notes given to them from a peer.
Students, using elbow macaroni, demonstrate correct usage of quotation marks, commas and periods when writing dialogue. They also write sentences that show character traits.
Students write dialogue about an important life event. They present their story to class and describe how this event helped in their development. Students explain different stages of human development as it pertains to their own life.
Sixth graders discuss how seeing a situation or story from different points of view can change how you see things around you. In This language arts lesson, 6th graders punctuate dialogue and practice becoming better speakers. A game of Human Bingo is played.
Students research the 1067 Newark riots and examine photographs of the riots for clues as to when they were taken and what was going on. They view different historical perspectives on the riots and then write dialogues based on the different perspectives discussed in the article.
Learners punctuate sentences containing dialogue. In this dialogue lesson students solve and create sentence puzzles which are sentences cut into individual parts.
In this writing worksheet, students learn proper punctuation and sentence variety as they write a dialogue pertaining to events in Night of the Twisters. Students read the information about how to use quotation marks, then write their dialogue.
First graders complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book George Shrinks. In this reading lesson plan, 1st graders complete journal entries, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story of Dr. Dolittle. To encourage original student work, consider pausing the video and allowing children to begin their writing before viewing the examples provided by the instructor.

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