War Horse Free Dialogue Reading Activity

War Horse Free Dialogue Reading Activity
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This is a free sample of Readers' Theatre for War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

The purpose behind Readers’ Theatre is to improve student fluency when reading aloud, and to foster interest in the novel. Both speaking and listening skills are developed with this activity. The teacher takes the role of narrator to enable him or her to stop periodically for dramatic pauses and to ask comprehension questions. Students are given roles from the characters in the novel. The teacher will read all of the words without dialogue in the chapter. Students will read the dialogue of the characters they are assigned.

The following Speaking and Listening Standards are covered with this activity:

Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6

Press the link below to purchase the complete Literature Guide to this novel:

War Horse Literature Guide Novel Study Unit Common Core Aligned

Included in the literature guide:

Introductory and Informational Material:
Biographical Information on Michael Morpurgo
Informational Article on World War I
Quiz Informational Article World War I
(Multiple Choice, Common Core Aligned)
Answer Key for Informational Quiz on World War I

Reading Literature Support:
Vocabulary words, definitions,
and links to electronic flashcards and games
Vocabulary Quiz (fill in the blank)
Answer Key – Vocabulary Quiz
Joey’s Journey Chapter Summaries (Students fill in the blanks)
Answer Key for Joey’s Journey
Chapter by Chapter Questions
Answer Key Chapter by Chapter Questions

Speaking and Listening Skills:
Chapter by Chapter Roles for Readers’ Theatre
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards

Reading Literature Assessments:
Quiz Chapters 1 – 4
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 1 – 4
Quiz Chapters 5 – 8
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 5 – 8
Quiz Chapters 9 – 12
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 9 – 12
Quiz Chapters 13 – 16
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 13 – 16
Quiz Chapters 17 – 21
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 16 – 21
Final Test
Answer Key for Final Test
- Quizzes and Final Test Align with Reading Literature Common Core Standards

Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
Elements of Plot Activity and Answer Key
Figurative Language Activity and Answer Key
Vocabulary in Context Activity and Answer Key
Elements of a Story Activity and Answer Key

Writing Skills:
Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity and Answer Key
Open-Ended Response Writing Activity and Rubric
Expository Essay Writing Activity and Rubric
Narrative Writing Project and Rubrics
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards

Grammar Skills:
The Eight Parts of Speech Grammar Activity and Answer Key
Prepositional and Infinitive Phrases Activity and Answer Key
-Aligns with Language Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards Assessed:

Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5

Skills tested include but are not limited to:
point of view
irony (verbal, situational, dramatic)
plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
type of conflict
cause and effect
figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
vocabulary in context
main idea
grammar skills
writing skills

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5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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