This scaffolds onto the first lesson of writing convincing dialogue, but could stand alone with higher students. It starts with a review page summarizing in bullet points. It continues with a graphic visual on conflict and characterization. It then moves onto brainstorming characteristics with an adjective/connotation chart and a small background organizer. The last page contains framed paragraphs to further describe each student's character.
Students are now ready for you to assign a conflict and have their characters talk it out. I have cut the rubric to task-size, with only six formatting and content objectives.