The following are two clips that help to teach dialogue.
I am going to use the following rubric, which I have used before to grade the assignment. We will discuss tomorrow before writing.
My hope is that I can help them write narratives of quality, and not as the instructor states in the second video, "A lot of fluff!"
I believe that most English teachers would agree that no one wants to spend their weekend reading garbage, but I truly believe that that is what we will get if we don't explain to our students what we need, and take the time to work with them individually.
Tomorrow, I will be teacher and task master of narrative writing!