Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Using Dialogue in Story writing
Description: In introducing the lesson,parts of two stories will be presented to students. One of the story will highlight dialogue and the other has no dialogue. Teacher reads story highlights and allow students to identify which story they prefer and why. A guided discussion about the highlight differences will ensue. Students will say what makes the difference between the one with the dialogue and the other other with the dialogue. Students will note that dialogue is more interesting. Teacher will elicit from students a definition for dialogue and they will write it in their books.
Step 1- Teacher elicit from students the role dialogue plays in story highlight that contains dialogue and will explain to them that some writers may opt to include dialogues in their stories.
Step 2- Teacher presents story "The Lie" to students. Story contains a great deal of dialogue. Students will read story, and extract from it the elements of the story, with a view to find out what the story is about.
Step 3 Teacher will ask students the role that dialogue plays in the story they just read. Teacher will correct errors and misconception. Students will be made aware that dialogue serves a particular purpose in story writing.
Step 4 Teacher will asked students to identify the purpose mentioned in the story, "The Lie"