Give students a fun, motivating way to practice writing dialogue and formatting quotes!
This is a great activity for literacy centers and independent practice. Students are highly motivated by the multimedia integration and the high-interest graphic novels and video clips.
This resource includes 8 task cards, two single-page sheets (if you're not a task card user), and a record sheet. There are 4 graphic novel cards with QR codes that link to publicly available excerpts of popular graphic novels on Google Books and 4 movie clip cards with QR codes that link to YouTube clips (run through SafeShare so that no ads or other videos will be visible). Students can use a QR app on an iPad, Kindle Fire, or other smart phone or tablet to scan the code and access the multimedia resources. They'll then work on transcribing the dialogue.
The graphic novel excerpts include pages from Drama
, A Wrinkle in Time
, and The Baby-Sitters Club
The video clips include very short (~1 minute) excerpts from:
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid
* High School Musical
* The Incredibles
When finished, students can use the additional QR codes on the answer sheets to check their work by reading a short example of how some of the dialogue might be written. To clarify, this is only a partial "answer key" - no other answer key is provided. Since there are a variety of ways to record the dialogue from each clip, this mainly serves as an exemplar. It contains the full dialogue of the shorter/ easier clips and the beginning few lines of the longer/ more challenging clips.
These task cards aren't the kind students will fly through - they'll need to take their time to understand the multimedia content and to fully write out a response. Challenge your usual quick finishers to go beyond the dialogue to add description and action to their writing!
The task cards are provided in two slightly different layouts (position of the title and card number varies) and with a color background as well as in black-and-white (great for saving ink or printing on colored paper).
I also have a freebie version
of this product that only includes the single-sheet version with the video clips (no task cards, no graphic novel resources).