Dialogue and Elaboration: DIGITAL Activities using Comics!

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4th - 8th
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One of the biggest grammatical struggles with students is using dialogue properly and well. They often don't know how to punctuate it correctly, indent it, and pair it with description. I've found students LOVE using dialogue and lots of it, but it's important to encourage a balance with details.

These activities encourage students how to do all of the above while being engaged with comics! Comics are loaded with dialogue and are a great way to teach dialogue.

What's included:

  • Original comics by Mark Mariano.
  • Manipulative components for students to match dialogue to panels.
  • Critical thinking questions about the importance of dialogue and description.
  • Instructional slides and videos explaining how to use punctuation in dialogue, how to tag dialogue, and how to tag dialogue with a focus on elaboration.
  • Multiple writing activities applying skills in instructional slides. Students are encouraged to use the images provided to provide detail and write out scenes like traditional text/prose.
  • Bonus activities to continue writing descriptively.

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