This is a lesson on how to write dialogue. It contains an introductory Power Point of ten slides. These slides focus on how any type of culture changes behavior and language. It also introduces jargon.
The lesson continues to the assignment page which has concise directions and three teaching points concerning dialogue: limiting your narrative, raising the stakes, and an allusion to cultural communication.
The next page contains an example of a dialogue revolving around a conflict. Students need to read for cultural markers. The dialogue changes to a new setting on the third page. This page is in a Frayer Model with the dialogue in the middle. Four features of formatting are labeled at each corner: speaker/end tags, quotation marks,internal beats, and other formatting. The student is to dissect the conclusion of the dialogue found in the center of the Frayer Model onto the four corners. Even the most lax grammarian cannot help but retain the format knowledge. A duplicate containing the answers is the fourth page.
Be careful with this, as the students have so much fun writing their dialogues, they begin to write plays. Have students check off the boxes in the rubric themselves, as the rubric summarizes the learning points. I recommend dyads for this assignment.