Dialogue Teacher Resources
Find Dialogue educational ideas and activities
Showing 41 - 60 of 166 resources
The American Dream: Gatsby on the Stage
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." Use this Great Gatsby novel study lesson to reinforce literary analysis in your class. Working in groups, young readers write a script for a chosen scene from the novel.
8th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 82 Downloads
Students explore and generate story elements for wordless picture books. In this collaborative writing lesson, students review wordless picture books and write a story based on the illustrations. Students use post-it notes to organize ideas.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 65 Downloads
Teach21 Lesson Plan: Conversations: Lesson 14
Sixth graders determine how to communicate successfully in both oral and written form. In this conversation lesson, 6th graders prepare for the lesson by writing a conversation that might occur between two animals. They use proper punctuation.
6th English Language Development 3 Views 1 Download
Just the Facts, Ma'am
Where does the comma go? Study the use of dialogue and voice in writing. Learners listen to Margie Palatini's parody The Web Files. To build background knowledge, they listen to an old episode of the show Dragnet before responding to student-modeled work.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 76 Downloads
100 Years War and Joan of Ark
What events led up to the Hundred Years War? In small groups or pairs the class discusses several critical thinking questions and then writes a fictional dialogue that depicts both an English and a French point of view.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 55 Downloads
What Would the Animal Say?
Young scholars explore creative writing. In this creative writing lesson, students listen to several books written by Susan Meddaugh in which the stories are told from a dog's point of view. Young scholars choose a magazine picture featuring a pet and write a story to go with the scene.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Learning to Do: Creating New Application
Bring humor into your own writing! Writers consider how professional authors create humor in their writing. They read and analyze comic strips and poetry to determine the devices used by writers to create humor. Some of the examples aren't particularly hilarious, so you might want to supplement them with additional examples.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Present the class with a slide show that will give them a great head start in writing expository and narrative texts. The information is highlighted for easy note taking, well organized, and presented in a kid-friendly manner. It provides tips and strategies for writing well constructed pieces, vocabulary, lists of similes and metaphors, and grammar practice that focus on writing to interest a reader.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 30 Views 19 Downloads
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 98 Views 392 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th Language Arts 121 Views 173 Downloads
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process lesson, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 32 Views 67 Downloads
Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Good dialogue in a narrative moves the story forward, creates tension, and reveals something about the characters and their relationships with one another. The series of exercises included in this resource give writers a chance to practice crafting conversations between their characters.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Take some time to write multiple play scripts about connecting with nature in your class. The first script is entirely collaborative. The class decides on characters and a first line, individuals choose a second line of dialogue and then pass their notebooks around in a circle, adding a line to each script that passes through.
6th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Did You Say?
Punctuating dialogue properly is a skill that your young pupils will use for years to come. Allow individuals the chance to practice adding commas and quotation marks to sentences that are lacking punctuation. The activity here includes an example, 10 sentences to correct, and an answer key.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 45 Views 210 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kicking It Around
Students analyze the recent boom in women's sports, focusing on the Women's World Cup Soccer tournament to examine various people's views about women athletes. They write a newspaper article summarizing what they learned in their 'interviews.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Recalling History by Pulling Strings
Learners investigate the role and nature of story-telling as it preserves history and culture and discuss how puppetry serves as an effective method of presentation. They create basic outlines for puppet shows that relay important historical events.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads