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Penguin Dialogue: Learning to Use Dialogue Tags

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Keith George
System:Madison County
School:Madison County Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 67
Title:
Penguin Dialogue: Learning to Use Dialogue Tags
Digital Tool/Resource:
Penguin Dialogue Video
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

The penguin video should be used as an extension to a lesson on dialogue tags. Students will watch a penguin dialogue video without the sound as they imagine what the penguins are saying to each other. Then the sound is turned up so the students can hear the dialogue. As a class activity on a board, students will write the dialogue using dialogue tags. (Examples include Sally shouted, Sue cried, etc.) 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.4.24- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
29 ) Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. [W.4.8]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.4.29- Identify information that is relevant to a given topic.


Learning Objectives:

Students will

  • understand dialogue's purpose in literature and their own writing. 
  • be able to give examples of dialogue tags. 
  • become more aware of the use and abuse of common tags (e.g., said). 
  • write or revise a story using dialogue tags.
  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

The penguin video can be used to help teach a collaborative lesson on dialogue tags.

  1. Have students pair up and watch the video without the sound.
  2. Instruct students to imagine what the penguins are saying to each other.
  3. Then turn the sound up and play the video.
  4. Ask students, "Did you predict correctly what the penguins were saying to each other?"
  5. As a class activity on a board, have the students help find and write the dialogue using dialogue tags. (Examples include Sally shouted, Sue cried, etc.)
  6. Then have students pair up or get in groups of four to write a script and record a new movie using the penguin clip.
Assessment Strategies:

  1. Ask students to identify the dialogue in the pieces that they’ve written.  
  2. Ask students to revise their dialogue tags to strengthen the dialogue using the examples from their stories. 

Advanced Preparation:

Download the penguin video prior to the activity to ensure proper playback.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
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