Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 3, Lesson 9

Students reading together

Planning for When to Include Dialogue: Showing Characters’ Thoughts and Feelings

In this lesson students examine mentor texts to learn how dialogue is used to show characters' thoughts and feelings.  They then practice planning for where to add dialogue to the wheelwright narrative model.  Finally they plan for adding dialogue to their own narratives.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when...
W.4.3.b Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters...
L.4.2.b Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

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