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Dolorita Fuentes
Teaching Methods for Secondary Level
EDUC 22241

Date: 4th February, 2017

Subject: English Literature
Topic: Literary Elements of Literature
Sub-topic: Dialogue
Time Allocated: 2:10- 2:50
 Strips of papers with topics
 Paper with opposite words
 Pen
 Concept Chart
 Drama script worksheet

Level: Form 1

Content Standards:

 Communicate effectively in the target language in a variety of settings and to a variety of

audiences for a variety of purposes. No. 2
 Write and present skits and plays. No. 28

Learning Outcomes

 2.2 Speak with confidence in prepared oral presentations and oral readings of poetry and
prose selections, give prepared talks from notes or memory, and participate in
dramatization and role-playing.
 28.5 Perform skits using effective verbal and non-verbal cues, props, costumes, etc.

 Morris, J. Elements of Literature (3rd Edition): page 673- 700

 Diyanni, Robert (2017). Glossary of Literary terms. Retrieved from

Previous Knowledge:

 Students have seen and heard dialogue taken place around them.

Through the use of a short dialogue presentation, a whole class discussion, and a pair activity,
students will be able to:
1. Discuss two aspects that make up a dialogue. (Cognitive, comprehension)

2. Create an impromptu drama in pairs. (Psychomotor)

3. Appreciate the importance of speaking. (Affective)

 Dialogue- is the conversation of characters in a literary work based on a topic, opinion
or to create a conversation.
 In fiction, dialogue is typically enclosed within quotation marks.
 In plays, characters’ speech is preceded by their names.
 It involves two or more characters.
Bolom: “I have a message for a woman with three sons.”
Mother: “Child of the Devil, what is your message?”
Bolom: “Send the first of your sons outside for it, they must die in that order. And let the
youngest return into the hut.”

 Speaking different dialects
 Writing dialogue script
 Dramatizing play

 Willingness to participate in groups
 Appreciate drama in their lives
 Value working together in pairs


 Teacher will stand in front of students and engage in a one minute dialogue dramatization
with a partner.
 Teacher will provide students with three one word clues to get the topic ‘dialogue’. If
students are still brainstorming, then teacher will probe students to get the topic.
 Students will discuss elements observed in the dialogue presentation.
 Teacher will present the topic and students will give their definition based on the


 Teacher will present a concept chart and will have a student read the definition of
 Teacher will explain the aspects or elements involved in a dialogue.
 Teacher and students will discuss the aspects by referring to the dialogue presentation in
the introduction.
 Teacher will illicit response from students.
 Teacher will issue strips of laminated cards which contains opposite words.
 Each student will choose a paper and find the person who has the opposite of their word.
 Students will get into groups with their partner.
 Teacher will select a student’s name from a bag and that student along with his/her
partner will come to the front.
Infusion: Demonstration
 Teacher review the term demonstration and give examples.
 Students will choose a paper which contains two character roles.
 The pair will choose a number that represents a language such as: American Standard
English, Nigerian and Creole.
 Students will be instructed that they will be engaged in an impromptu dialogue
demonstration exercise with their partner for two minutes.
 Teacher will observe that all the dialogue aspects are seen within students’ performance.
 Students will remain in the same pair.
 Students will be given a dialogue practice exercise to complete and demonstrate their
understanding of dialogue.
 One student from each pair will share their dialogue completion with the class.

Conclusion: Review/ closure):

 Students will summarise or review the lesson content with the aid of a tic-tac-toe game

Extended activity: Students will work in pairs to create an original dialogue drama script as it
relates to different topics chosen from a box.





Areas of Improvement: