Toolkit of Reading Grades 4-8

Dialogue and Dialect
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Dialogue and Dialect


Authors use dialogue and dialect to help develop literary elements such as character, plot, and theme. This lesson will help your students understand and analyze dialogue in novels, short stories, and plays. The Dialogue and Dialect lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books.
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Created for grades 4–8, the Toolkit of Reading features quick, clear lessons on all the critical skills students need to understand complex texts, including new skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. These engaging resources, available as downloadable PDFs, define key terms, describe how and why the skills are important to readers, and provide a series of activities to encourage mastery. These lessons can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced.

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This lesson features excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.