Drama Lesson Playwriting Dialogue

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Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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This play writing lesson is five days in length and gives students an opportunity to study writing dialogue for a play. Students in seventh (gifted) through tenth grades will learn about the various rules of writing play dialogue, characterization, voicing and write their own short scenes. Created to be non-threatening, the lessons are set up step-by-step to give students plenty of time for assimilation.

The product includes:

  • Letter to the Teacher
  • Rationale for Teaching Play Writing
  • Three Warm Up--MY versions
  • Procedure
  • Teacher's Script for Introducing the Lesson--what I say and how I say it!gif
  • Teacher's Script for Teaching the Lesson
  • Slides to Accompany the Teacher's Script
  • 5 Handouts --Step by Step writing assignments--good for beginners and introducing the lesson
  • 10 Writing Prompts--great for older students
  • 6 Exit Slips
  • Sources

HOW DO I USE THIS LESSON? Use this lesson in a writing workshop, creative writing class, drama class or even a reading class when reading play scripts. Students enjoy writing dialogue because it is something they understand--they talk!

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Total Pages
56 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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