World Lit: Author’s Storybook: Dialogue

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Target: I can write a narrative using direct and indirect dialogue.

Opening Session: Flip to page 122 in your book. Working with a partner, generate as many different words for “said” as you can think of in the next five minutes. (Sorry, Stephen King fans!)

Work Session: Today it’s all about dialogue and stories!! Let’s read this story “Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane. Today we will read the text and work on the Second Read questions on page 125-126. As we read, I would also like you to circle all the dialogue tags (other than “said”).

Closing Session: Go back to your list you made in the opening session. Can you add anything new to it? Let’s share out our words, and whomever has the most unique words will win the day!!

Assessment: Informal (Book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, partnerships)

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