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. They will create a comic to demonstrate the use of prepositions in sentences.

Progressing Action

Students will learn about progressive verb tenses. They will 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. They will 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.