Hey friends! I’ve been teaching writing online since the start of the New Year via Outschool and I just LOVE it. It gets me back into the “classroom” but with flexible hours and my own curriculum. (Are you sold yet?) It’s not the same as having students in person – but it’s working for me and my family right now, which is what’s most important.
One of my writers has been struggling with dialogue. We did the mini lesson in my Narrative Writing Unit that covers dialogue, but as he was writing, he started getting confused on a few things. Our original mini lesson just wasn’t enough for him. He asked if we could review it a little more, so I set to work figuring out what exactly could be done. I really wanted a video – something that he could refer to whenever he gets confused again and to support his audio/visual learning style, so I created one and a worksheet to go with it! We watched the video together in class and then we completed the worksheet together (I send it to them prior to our meeting time and they print it out and have it ready for class). It FINALLY clicked! Whether it was the video, talking through dialogue together in the worksheet, or just having more time to grasp it, I don’t know. (Does it matter?) I envision this video and worksheet being perfect for a regular mini-lesson, your small groups or during one on one writing conferences. It’s perfect for teaching dialogue in a fun and meaningful way!
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