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Characters and Dialogue

Help your ELs identify the characters and their dialogue in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Action! Students Create Reader’s Theater* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Action! Students Create Reader's Theater lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Action! Students Create Reader's Theater lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to create a script by writing dialogue for a story's characters.

Language

Students will be able to identify characters with nouns and associated pronouns using a graphic organizer and strategic partnerships.

Introduction

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Nouns and Associated PronounsIdentifying Characters and their DialogueGraphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateVocabulary Cards: Characters and Dialogue
  • Ask students to share what they know about the word character. Confirm or paraphrase student answers, as needed.
  • Share a student-friendly language objective by reading it aloud. Have learners repeat it. Explain that today's lesson will be about using clues in the text, in the form of nouns and pronouns, to help us figure out the characters and what they are saying.