Working with a partner, create a dramatic scene, using meaningful dialogue between two or more characters to capture the key ideas in Gerard Jones' book,


Killing Monsters. After reading Chapters 1 - 6, identify the most important ideas from the book that deserve discussion, exploration and critique. Working with a partner, create two or more characters and a plausible situation or context where a dialogue about children, media, aggression and violence might occur. Place the most important, problematic or interesting ideas from the book into a real-world context using dialogue to make the characters, situation and the ideas come alive. You may want to review an article on writing effective dialogue.

Criteria for Evaluation
1. The characters and situation are well-developed, complex and authentic and the reader can visualize the human beings represented in the dialogue.
2. The dialogue makes use of the most important, problematic or interesting ideas from Chapters 1 - 6.
3. The dialogue uses the conventions of narrative drama, including the three-act structure (setup, conflict, resolution).
4. The writer uses scene headings, action, character names and dialogue to depict the scene.

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