A Dangerous Island of Dialogue

A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
A Dangerous Island of Dialogue
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Note: Many of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.

"Are you optimistic, bout' the way that things are going?
No, I never really think of it at all."

-Dialogue by Chicago

As with any teacher, I’m always looking to create new and innovative ways to reach my students, grasp their attention and motivate them in new and meaningful ways. One manner in which I have had great success in reaching my teenagers of the digital age are my video game and writing creations.

My newest creation combines a multitude of thinking and writing activities, inspired by the wonderful video game Oxenfree, created by the phenomenal game developer, Night School Studio.

This guide allows the students to think on high levels, as they will need to analyze 20 pieces of dialogue and one monologue from the game. Dialogue is important since it helps move the plot line forward. Additionally, it's through dialogue that the reader (or viewer) gets to know, understand, and care about the characters within a fictional story.

Keep in mind . . .
1. I buy the game.
2. I play the game.
3. I make the videos while playing the game.
4. I create the educational activities, which correlate with the game's concepts.
5. I complete the unit guide.
6. I contact and talk to the game's creators to get their blessing on promoting my guides.

The key, as an educator, is to be willing to go out of one’s comfort zone and be ready to try something new and innovative. If the results mirror my own classroom, you will be pleased at the results and witness your students becoming motivated to write, synthesize, and analyze at high levels.

Note: The game is rated T for Teen. It has references to violence, sexual themes, drug references, language, use of alcohol and tobacco.
**However, my clips are edited to make it relative to a PG-13 movie.

If one chooses to take this constructive journey, they may find it helpful to follow how I use this with my classes.

1. Warm Up: Dialogue by Chicago.
-Have two students read Dialogue lyrics.
-Listen to song (embedded), while allowing the students to read along with the lyrics.
-Do follow up activity (p. 11).

2. Discuss background concepts (pp. 12 - 14), and introduce characters (p. 15).

3. One dialogue activity per day
-Have students read the script example.
-Then play the embedded video clip, while following along with the script.
-Complete the follow up activity.

4. The students complete two follow up activities
-Writing 1: The Triangle
-Dialogue Analysis (Break It Down Again)

5. Final Essay

→ Included in the Guide
3 Terms of Use
4 - 7 Core Standards
8 About
9 Suggestions for Teaching
10 - 11 Warm Up: Dialogue by Chicago
12 - 15 Background Knowledge and Characters
16 - 18 Dialogue 1 - The Island: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
19 - 21 Dialogue 2 - The Pool: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
22 - 25 Dialogue 3 - Strange Frequencies: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
26 - 28 Dialogue 4 - Tune Up the Radio: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
29 - 31 Dialogue 5 - One Big Tower: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
32 - 34 Dialogue 6 - Clarissa?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
35 - 37 Dialogue 7 - Say Cheese: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
38 See, Think, Wonder Activity
39 - 41 Dialogue 8 - Not Fun: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
42 - 44 Dialogue 9 - Clarissa is Asleep?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
45 - 47 Dialogue 10 - Nora: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
48 - 50 Dialogue 11 - Hi Ren!: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
51 - 53 Dialogue 12 - The Comm Tower: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
54 - 56 Dialogue 13 - Hanging Around: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
57 - 59 Dialogue 14 - Ollie Ollie Oxenfree: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
60 - 62 Dialogue 15 - What Are You Doing?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
63 - 65 Dialogue 16 - We’re Dating: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
66 - 68 Dialogue 17 - Going Deep: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
69 - 71 Dialogue 18 - Um . . . Clarissa?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
72 - 74 Dialogue 19 - Time Loop: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
75 - 78 Dialogue 20 - Going Home?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
79 - 81 Monologue 1 - Going Back?: Clip, Script, and Follow Up Activity
82 - 84 Writing 1: The Triangle
85 Dialogue Analysis: Break It Down Again
86 - 94 Final Essay (with Rubric)
95 References

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Total Pages
95 pages
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Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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