Subject: World Languages

Lesson Length: 45 - 60 mins

Topic: Everyday Conversational Vocabulary

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will create a comic taking the reader through a typical day in their life.

Know Before You Start: Students should have some knowledge of greetings and basic conversational vocabulary in the language being taught.

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic. Ask questions about the comic in the language being taught:

    • What are some of the things the main character does during the day?

    • Do you do any of these things as well?

    • Which activities seem fun?

    • Which do not? 

  • Have students pair up and discuss their daily lives in the language being taught. Remind them that the words don’t have to be perfect. They can just try to speak the best they can.

Activity: Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a four-to-five-panel comic describing their daily lives in the language being taught.

Closure: Have students share their finished comics with a partner or with the class.

Differentiation:

  • Students can work independently, in groups, or with a partner.

  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Provide printout of the sample comic for student reference.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.