This is a formative assessment that you can use after teaching a lesson on the purpose of dialogue. After reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, students will examine particular lines of dialogue from the story and determine their specific purpose. After determining the purpose of the dialogue, students must explain what the result of the dialogue is in the story. This is a great assessment to use for comprehension as well as a quick-check after your lesson on the effects of dialogue. You can also use this assessment during a narrative writing unit when focusing on writing with dialogue.