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Grade 9

Money matters

Module 3

Dialogue

Activity 1:

Dialogue

[lo 4.1, 2.5]

1. Sometimes it is really difficult to find solutions to arguments about issues like money. Use the correct play-form and write a dialogue depicting ONE of the following conversations. Make sure your characters respond in a realistic and convincing way. Write the dialogue.

Conversation A A father has lost his job and tells his wife that they can no longer buy the new house they had been planning to buy. Conversation B A teenage girl wants a new item of clothing for a party. She does not really need it and will probably only wear it a few times. Her mother feels the purchase is unnecessary.
Conversation C A teenager wants to start working to earn his own money. He believes he will be gaining some independence and helping the whole family if he does this. His father feels that a part-time job will interfere with his school work. Conversation D After raising three children, who are now all in high school, a mother feels that it is time for her to return to work so that she can assist with the financial burdens of the family, as well as break the boredom of being a housewife. Her husband / child disagrees.

Rubric: writing a dialogue

Criteria DISTINGUISHED PROFICIENT APPRENTICE NOVICE
PURPOSE Effectively portrays the feelings and thoughts of each character. Opposing views are elaborated. Evidence of characters’ thoughts and feelings. Apparent that they do not agree. Occasionally reveals the thoughts and feelings of characters. Disagreement unclear or over-emphasized. Rarely reveals the thoughts and feelings of characters. Disagreement absent or unrealistic.
CHARACTERS Realistic and convincing throughout Mostly realistic and convincing. Somewhat hard to believe. Stereoptypical. Unconvincing portrayal of characters.
LANGUAGE Language and vocabulary are appropriate to the characters and used effectively to convey feelings. Language and vocabulary are appropriate to the characters. Language and vocabulary are occasionally inappropriate and misused. Language and vocabulary are inappropriate or misused.
PUNCTUATION AND FORMAT Punctuation is used for effect and format is correct. Punctuation is used correctly and format is mostly correct. Punctuation is occasionally used incorrectly and there are obvious format errors. Punctuation is rarely used correctly. Format is ignored.

Let’s act!

2. Act out the conversation with a partner. Remember to read the lines “in character”, to vary your tone of voice and to use appropriate facial expression. You may wish to improvise and add lines that do not appear in the original dialogue.It is also a good idea to ask members of the class for suggestion as to how your characters could solve their differences.

Activity 2:

Dialogue

[lo 4.1]

CONVERSATION A

CONVERSATION B

CONVERSATION C

CONVERSATION D

CHECKLIST:

  1. Introductory lines to the scene – yes/no
  2. Lines left open between speakers and no writing underneath their names – yes/no
  3. Stage directions included in brackets – yes/no
  4. Punctuation used correctly throughout, e.g. no inverted commas; colons – yes/no
  5. Remains true to the topic – yes/no

Assessment

Learning outcomes(LOs)

LEARNING OUTCOME 2

Speaking

The learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

demonstrates a range of complex interaction skills by participating actively in group discussions, conversations, debates, group interviews and surveys and while so doing,

  • tackles important issues (e.g. social and ethical issues related to the environment and human rights),
  • asks probing questions;
  • leads discussions;
  • negotiates differences to arrive at common point of view or compromise;

2.5.4 motivates own point of view, using evidence and similar opinions from peers, and shows flexibility in accepting compromise;

gives oral presentations confidently and creatively, paying attention to

  • pausing and variation in tempo and volume at key points;
  • purpose and audience;
  • posture, gesture, body language and facial expressions to engage audience interest;
  • variety in presentation modes;
  • register;
  • tone;
  • degree of formality;
  • different social and cultural conventions;

2.5.9 appropriate figurative devices (climax, anti-climax, etc.).

LEARNING OUTCOME 4

Writing

The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes a range of imaginative texts:

  • 4.1.2 to explore the creative, critical and playful use of language by means of narrative and descriptive compositions, dialogues, poems, songs and letters;

Memorandum

ACTIVITY 1: DIALOGUE

1. Make sure pupils are familiar with the play-form format:

Opening lines to set the scene, in the present tense

No inverted commas

Name and colon before each speaker’s words

No writing beneath speaker’s names

Stage directions / adverbs to indicate voice tone etc. in brackets

2. Let’s Act: Give pupils guidance on what you expect from role-play activities and what specific criteria you will use for assessment.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11060/1.1
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