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5th Grade - Elements of Drama


Recognize elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., time constraints, organizational structure, stage directions, dialogue). 0501.8.13

Links verified on 3/28/2012

  1. 12 Exercises for Improving Dialogue - from the Writer's Resource Center
  2. Conflict is the essence of Drama - article with the different types of conflict
  3. Dialogue With a Purpose - how to create and handle dialogue
  4. Dialogue Workshop - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  5. An Exploration of Physical Theatre - lessons and activity
  6. Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast In Writing Styles
  7. Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue - a blog assembled and contributed to by writers who are interested in developing the craft of screenwriting [make sure you see the Tarrantino Exercise using the Yellow pages]
  8. Stage directions poem - helps students remember terminology An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStage Directions - The stage can be divided up into fifteen playing areas An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Writing Dialogue - This is a dialogue sheet which can be used to teach students to include the basic characteristics of good dialogue in their own writing. The form may be modified to include whatever characteristics the instructor desires. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Writing Exercises: Dialogue - suggestions and exercises from the successful author Stephen J. Cannell

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print



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