This concept was born out of frustration after I read yet another student-written short story that showed very little understanding of proper dialogue format. I used this lesson in all secondary English classes and creative writing classes with much success.
The student duos really enjoy creating conversations and conflicts after each person chooses a character and one setting per group (example: a logger, and an astronaut meet in a cafe in Marrakesh). They don't even complain during the proofreading and revision stages. Character (30) and Setting (15) cards are included.
This 13-page product is aligned with Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.
See page images, the How to Teach details in my blog: http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com/2013/04/write-right-banish-those-dialogue-demons.html
After that, download the lesson from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grammar-Banish-Those-Dialogue-Demons-664964 ($)
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