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.

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What's the Point of View?

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

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Prove It!

Students will learn to support a point of view.

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My Reading Log

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

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Analyzing Authors’ Work

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

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Visible Connections

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

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Vocabulary: Get the Picture!

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

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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.

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State Your Case!

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

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Details, Details!

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

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Opposites Attract!

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

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The Plot Thickens!

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

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Cause & Effect

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

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Too Many Twos!

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

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There You Go Again!

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

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Same but Different

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

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Summary Tweet & More!

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

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Silly Similes

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