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Character Clash: A Minilesson on Paragraphing and Dialogue
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Colorful highlighters and/or markers—each student will need several different colors to choose from
- Student-selected pieces of writing
- Overhead or computer-projected example of narrative for class demonstration
- Word processing program or HTML editor and computers (optional)
- Before this lesson, students will have written a text of some sort that includes dialogue. You might use the lesson plan A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Images to Detailed Narrative.
- If students are to use word processing programs or HTML editors, you might prepare a sheet that explains how to change font colors in the program.
- If desired, test the Dialogue Tags guide on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.