Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
Language Objective: Compare features to determine the genre of a text
Brief Description: This lesson is intended to reinforce the language and vocabulary needed to discuss the genre of a text. Use this lesson as an informal assessment to determine the knowledge and features of genres.
Know Before You Start: Students should have some knowledge of different genres before starting this lesson.
Read and discuss the sample comic. How is each genre different?
Provide students with examples of books in a variety of genres. Have partners look through the books and try to sort them based on similar features.
Activity: Using the sample comic as a guide, have students make a comic that shows their understanding of three different genres. Provide sentence frames and visuals as needed.
Closure: Have each group present their comic to the class. Display these comics in the library to reinforce the idea of genres.
Adapt the sentence frames as needed.
Allow students to work with a partner.
Provide a visual for students to remember the features of a genre.
Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.