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Students complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from the US and the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, and Israelis and Palestinians. Students complete several activities to learn how theatre can help students explore important social issues.
Students practice greetings and dialogues in English. In this ELL lesson, students watch a silent video with people greeting one another and make predictions about what they are saying. They write dialogues and share them with a neighbor.
Learners develop detailed, realistic dialogue between characters. They use photos to help them develop background for original characters and then write and perform a dialogue between two characters, focusing on the correct use of punctuation.
Students work with a partner to write dialogues using the present continuous, past continuous, future continuous and present perfect continuous tenses about an real situation. They perform the dialogues in front of the class.
Students analyze works of art through observation and writing descriptions. In this "Using Museums to Inspire Students" lesson, students work in pairs to describe and create works of art.
Start by studying the five sentences provided here. There are specific questions to ask regarding each sentence. Then youngsters edit their realistic fiction stories to make sure their dialogue use accurate. With this resource, commas, quotation marks, ending marks, and capitals are put in the correct place.
Candy conversation hearts make writing a sweet pastime. Fifth graders write narratives demonstrating a complete thought and correct punctuation. The trick here is that they must use the words on five candy conversation hearts as part of the dialogue. Since these hearts are printed with a variety of messages, pupils must cleverly connect them throughout their narratives.
Ninth graders use adjectives to depict setting and reveal character and incorporate adjectives into dialogue appropriate for setting.
Students identify and use positive and negative imperatives and idioms in written and spoken dialogues, and use irregular verbs in written and spoken sentences. They complete various worksheets, re-write dialogues, and complete an Irregular Verb Jeopardy handout.
Students explore the world of Greek mythology by studying briefly each of the Gods. They explore the visual world of Greek mythology in ancient art and architecture and create original play-lets based on authentic myths through creative writing exercise.
The art of writing dialogue is the focus of this language arts resource. After a review of the rules of writing direct speech, youngsters try their hand at creating dialogue used by characters they create in their writing. They focus on using colorful adverbs and utilizing word choice options other than the basic word, "said."
Students identify nouns, adjectives, and verbs from the newspaper. They create a math story problem, then create a comic strip using dialogue from words found in the newspaper.
Young scholars study theatre used by a Reverend to articulate important social and historical issues. In this theatre study lesson, students read about the theatre group of the Berkeley Repertory and their theatrical production of a historical tragedy known as Jonestown. Young scholars complete activities to further understand the theatre production and theatre's goal in telling important social and historical stories.
Students consider the literary techniques of characterization and dialogue. In this story making and comprehension lesson, students examine characterization, dialogue, and comprehension.
Young scholars explore the concept of direct speech and write dialogue between a teacher and a student who hasn't done his or her homework. Students use the appropriate punctuation and use words other than "said" to write the passages.
Young scholars discuss the use of slang expressions in literature. In this literary analysis lesson, students examine the use of slang words and expressions in the popular novel Catcher in the Rye. Young scholars research the various slang terms used, and discuss their possible traditional English uses. Students create their own definitions for the terms used in the novel.
Tenth graders practice using writing conventions in a variety of writing situations, as well as using parallel structure. They find patterns in sentences and use writing conventions to revise a paper they have previously written.
Learners examine the importance of oral traditions while reading various fairy and folk tales. Given a piece of clay, they can mold it into any shape they want and pass it to their neighbor which keeps building the object. They use this exercise to discover how the folk and fairy tales were written with each member of the community contributing.
Students write a movie review of the movie, "The Rookie" or other similar movie, stating their own opinion of the movie, recognizing the plot, characters, and main ideas. They then write a short story on a topic using dialogue and creating a fictional story based on their own lives.
Students gain perspective on the importance of kites by reading about and discussing how kites have been used throughout history. In this kite exploration activity, students follow instructions to construct a kite to assist them in learning about the basic principles of flying a kite; lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Students author creative writing poems, stories, and dialogues about kites.