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Grades 6–8
1 Session, 1 Hour
Narrative

Authentic Dialogue

by Leah Tribbett, 826 Digital Educator Leader

Leah Tribbett (she/her) teaches 7th grade ELA and Social Studies in Boston, Massachusetts. In her role, Leah has written original curriculum, planned and led both department and whole staff PD, managed a whole school curriculum around identity, and mentored new teachers.

What Your Students Will Learn

Students will learn how to write authentic dialogue that reveals information about the characters, plot, and conflict.

What Your Students Will Produce

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