Give students a fun, motivating way to practice writing dialogue and formatting direct quotes independently, and/or as part of literacy or writing centers!
This resource includes an instruction page with directions, formatting checklist, and four QR codes that link to short YouTube clips from popular movies (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 watch the clip. They'll then work on transcribing the dialogue.
The clips of varying difficulty are included and approximate difficulty levels are marked for students and include very brief (~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 response sheet to check their work by reading a short example of how some or all (depending on the clip) 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 a quick self-check for students to make sure they got at least a chunk of the dialogue down correctly and to show them an exemplar. It contains the full dialogue of the shorter/ easier clips and the beginning few lines of the longer/ more challenging clips.
Check out the full paid version of this resource
with task cards and four additional codes linking to high-interest graphic novel excerpts!