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Copy of Dialogue & Characterization

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Dawn Cook

on 11 July 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Dialogue & Characterization

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze how different playwrights characterize their protagonist and antagonist through the dialogue and staging of their plays
Stage directions are usually printed in
Explain how the actions and
dialogue of one of your family members reveals their personality/character traits.

Generate an example of how this dialogue affects your family (characters) in your scenario.
Standards &Learning Goals

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
TEKS 8.5
Putting it together...
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Exit Ticket
Students will KNOW: definitions of act, scenes, protagonist, antagonist, dialogue and staging of a play.

Students will UNDERSTAND: playwrights develop character through dialogue and stage directions of the play.

Students will DO: use stage directions and dialogue to infer character traits of the cast.

Definitions and background info:
Playwrights use stage directions and dialogue in order to characterize the cast.
In the beginning,
Mr. Frank
is revealed to be an
when the playwright gives him the dialogue of “
no trash must ever be thrown out which might reveal that someone is living up here…
” (#)
His specific and direct rules
help us to understand that
he is the authority figure in the Annex
In this way The Diary of Anne Frank shows that the stage directions and dialogue of a story connects to character traits and development of a script.
Stage directions

How is a play/drama different from a story?


Protagonist – is the main character in a literary work.

Protagonist is the “good” guy – hero –
the character you root for!!! YEA!!
The character or a force in conflict with a main character, or protagonist.
The antagonist is the “bad” guy –
the guy who causes the problems –

the ones you don’t like!!!!
Dialogue is the speech of a drama and is the main way a the story is told. It tells us who the characters are, what they think, and how they react to others, and what’s
and [brackets], and tell how the characters/actors
should look, move, and speak. They also describe the setting, sound effects, and lighting. It helps you to "see" the action of the story.
Playwrights use stage directions and dialogue in order to characterize the cast.
In the
is revealed to be a

when the playwright gives him the
of “
Text Evidence
” (#).

Props are small objects, furniture, and
similar items onstage to create the setting, characterization of actors and provide visual objects
for practical, symbolic, or demonstrative purposes.
Acts divide a play into pieces or sections. The way it's divided helps us understand the events of the story
describes the action that takes place within a
certain setting, when the time or place
changes the scene usually does also
The Script contains the dialogue and the stage directions
used to tell a story.
Is the AUTHOR of the story
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.8.1
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
"The Diary of Anne Frank" pg 919
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
8th grade
Copy this chart onto your paper:
Character & trait

1. Mr. Frank -authoritative



Stage Direction or dialogue

1. “no trash must ever be thrown out which might reveal that someone is living up here…”
Explain Connection

1. He uses specific and direct rules that show he is the authority figure in the Annex.
Act II
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