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Analyzing Dialogue to Understand a Character

English Language Arts, Grade 8

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COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES What questions do good readers ask when analyzing dialogue to understand a character? Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4451 Does this tell me about the character’s feelings? In what way is the character speaking that reveals his/her mood? How does this give me a clue about a decision or conflict? How does this dialogue reveal something about the character’s personality? impatient shocked jealous tired nervous anxious excited aggravated angry amused lonely indifferent curious sad joyous discouraged embarrassed disappointed relieved confused energetic exhausted frustrated grumpy shocked relaxed person vs. fate person vs. self person vs. person person vs. society person vs. supernatural person vs. technology person vs. nature confident shy bossy rude proud optimistic caring athletic thoughtful brave generous determined inconsiderate mean
How does this tell me about the character’s feelings? In what way is the character speaking that reveals his/her mood? How does this give me a clue about a decision or conflict? How does this dialogue reveal something about the character’s personality? COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Can you analyze dialogue to understand a character? Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4451 Name of text: ______________________ ______________________