"Lawd! Lawd! Lawd!"
Students explore the writing traits of conventions and idea development. In this 6 traits of writing lesson plan, students listen to and discuss the writing style of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Students craft sentences using different dialects and sayings with correct dialogue punctuation. Later in the year, the writer will choose a favorite dialogue sentence and write an extended scene of dialogue based on that sentence.