A ready to use lesson plan that presents teaching and learning resources on dialogue writing.

After completing this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • Define dialogue and dialogue tags.
  • List rules to use when punctuating dialogue.
  • Apply dialogue technique to present events and characters to engage the interest of an audience.
  • Demonstrate the use of dynamic dialogues in writing.

This Resource includes:

  • Vocabulary Overview - Dialogue, Dialogue Tags
  • Real Life Application and Cross-Curriculum Links
  • Flipped Lesson Part - Video
  • Success Criteria - Dialogue Checklist
  • Lesson Starter: Creating conversations to tell a story to match the picture.
  • Discussion: Dialogue Rules
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • Pair-Share: Filling out the speech in the bubbles to make a story.
  • Think-Write: Using dialogue tags to convert given conversation into a story.
  • Write-Share: Rewriting the given story in a dialogue form.
    Mini-Plenary: 4 Online Quizzes
    Assessment Rubrics
    Differentiated Tasks: Writing dialogues for situations given.
    Extensions: Online Exercises
    Plenary: Answering multiple choice questions on dialogue writing.
    Home Learning:
  • Using dialogue tags to reconstruct stories.
  • Presenting stories in a dialogue form.
  • Unscrambling the dialogues to reconstruct the story.
  • Using reporting verbs to create dialogue tags.
    Common Core Standards: ELA-Literacy-Writing - 6-8.3ab/4
    Skills: Social and Cognitive

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

  • To challenge early finishers
  • For effective tutoring
  • As ESL stations and sub tubs
  • As holiday work and homework
  • For small group collaborations
  • For an end of unit assessments
  • For reinforcement and enrichment
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Created: Jun 13, 2017

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

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