Lori Elliott

Lesson Ideas
from Lori Elliott

Dr. Lori Elliott is an enthusiastic and creative educator who is passionate about literacy, technology integration, and Project Based Learning; she has served as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and literacy coordinator. Dr. Elliott is the author of several books including her most recent, Project Based Learning Anywhere.

Analyzing Authors’ Work

Students will create a comic to demonstrate how two authors present different information about the same topic.

Cause & Effect

Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect from informational text.

Details, Details!

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main idea and details of a story by creating a comic.

I Used to Think / Now I Think

Students will use the "I Used to Think/Now I Think" strategy to help them determine specific text evidence and infer information drawn from text. They will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding before and after reading.

In the News!

Students will create a "News Story" comic to share information or explain a topic.

Interjections!

Students will learn to use interjections in writing through the creation of a comic.

My Reading Log

Students will reflect on their independent reading selections and demonstrate their understanding of the texts by creating a comic reading log.

Opposites Attract!

Students will deepen their understanding of current vocabulary terms by exploring antonyms.

Passion Project

Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of a selected topic of their choice. They will do some basic research for this passion project.

Preposition Power!

Students will learn about prepositions and create a comic to demonstrate the use of prepositions in sentences.

Progressing Action

Students will learn about progressive verb tenses and create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of progressive verb tenses.

Prove It!

Students will learn to support a point of view.

Same but Different

Students will learn about homographs and create their own comics to illustrate common homographs.

See, Think, Wonder

Students will use the "See, Think, Wonder" strategy to help them better understand scientific information or text. They’ll demonstrate their understanding in a comic.

Silly Similes

Students will demonstrate their understanding of similes by creating a comic.

So Many Syllables!

Students will analyze multisyllabic words in context to determine the meaning, syllables, and word parts.

State Your Case!

Students will create a comic expressing an opinion with reasons to support the opinion.

Summary Tweet & More!

Students will read an informational text article and determine the central ideas of the text.

That’s Perfect!

Students will learn about perfect verb tenses and create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of perfect verb tenses.

The Plot Thickens!

Students will examine a story to determine how the plot unfolds and how the characters change based on the plot.

There You Go Again!

Students will correctly use frequently confused words there/their/they’re.

Too Many Twos!

Students will correctly use the frequently confused words to/too/two.

Top 5 Facts

Students will conduct a short research project about a topic. Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of the researched topic of their choice.

Transition Words

Students will create a comic using transition words to convey sequence.

Types of Pronouns

Students will learn about subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns. They will create a comic to demonstrate properly using pronouns in writing.

Visible Connections

Students will make connections between fictional texts by creating a visual presentation.

Vocabulary: Get the Picture!

Students will determine and clarify unknown vocabulary words by creating a comic version of the Frayer Model.

What's the Point of View?

Students will analyze how an author develops and contrasts points of views of characters in a text.

What? So What? Now What?

Students will learn to better comprehend and check their understanding of nonfiction text by asking reflective questions. They will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding and personal connection to the content in a social studies text.

Who Is the Narrator?

Students will learn about first and third person points of view by narrating comics of their own.