Lesson Four - Dialogue and Thoughts Continued
LO: to use dialogue and thoughts to advance a story
SC1: I follow the rules of speech when writing dialogue;
SC2: I suggest ways in which speech can be used to communicate action, thoughts or characters;
SC3: I suggest ways in which dialogue is similar and different to thoughts.
Tricky: Complete the tasks, starting with teachers support after the introduction. Work must be submitted to the forums.
Trickier: Complete the tasks independently. Work must be submitted to the forums.
Trickiest: Additionally, start to introduce thoughts for the characters. This goes beyond what the book does. Reveal what characters might be thinking before and/or after a conversation. Might they be worried about asking questions? Might the answer surprise them and change their thinking?
1) Watch my teaching introduction video. Also watch the next part of the book (part three). You might want to watch the first two parts as well to refresh your memory or look at the book here.
2) Task 1 - Suggest topics of conversation that the characters might start and respond to. Make sure these fit their characters.
3) Task 2 - Suggest answers they might give. Which character would give those answers? Why have you selected that character.
4) Task 3 - Write out conversations, using correct punctuation and giving each new speaker a new paragraph.