Introduction to Dialogue Writing - Complete Unit - Samples, Activities and Tips, Gr. 6 -12
Introductory Dialogue Writing is ideal for any educator interested in creating or enhancing a creative writing curriculum.
Introductory Dialogue Writing is step by step and logical. It BEGINS with definition and qualities of great dialogue, pitfalls to avoid, activities and strong samples to look at along the way, and it ENDS with students being able to write one complete dialogue scene.

This 30-Page Common Core Aligned Lesson Includes:
Introduction: KEY DEFINITIONS and Qualities of Good Dialogue

• Common Dialogue Problems with writing icebreaker Activity;

• Formatting Rules, with “strong sample” activity and Key;

• Dialogue’s Purposes with strong writing sample, activity, and Key;

• Dialogue Mastery - rewrite a strong dialogue sample, with Key; and

• Application. students apply their learned knowledge of natural/ authentic-sounding dialogue and proper formatting to write a complete, original dialogue scene (prewrite and rubric included).

This is an exceptionally handy introduction – usable by ANY level. The depth and scope of work is determined by the level of the students.
If you need more fiction support, pair with our existingCharacterization: Learn and Write! Activities for Grades 6 - 12,or Introduction to Character. They go perfectly together.
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Created: Nov 10, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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