“What do Words Mean?” with Story & Dialogue Lesson

"What do Words Mean?" with Story & Dialogue Lesson

How can we take students from learning a list of new words to feeling true mastery over a new vocabulary?  This lesson helps students deepen their understanding of new words by challenging them to create a story inspired by an assigned word. Perfect for helping students practice collaboration, negotiation and planning, this lesson provides a great opportunity to integrate Language Arts by discussing the use of story elements and dialogue in creating a drama.

NOTE: "What Do Words Mean?" with Story & Dialogue  is part of our unique library of integrated lessons. These specialized lessons simultaneously teach concepts and skills related to drama and the other subject(s) targeted in the lesson. In addition, these lessons are designed to meet National Standards for Drama and for the integrated subject(s), so you can reach learning goals across multiple disciplines.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


  • Character
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Dialogue
  • Emotions
  • Planning
  • Plot
  • Practicing
  • Setting
  • Solution
  • Story Elements
  • Storytelling Narration
  • Teamwork
  • Theme/Idea


  • Collaboration
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Emotions
  • Language Arts
  • Main Idea
  • Narration
  • Plot
  • Story Elements
  • Story Setting
  • Story Structure
  • Teamwork


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