Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Using Interjections in Sentences
Grade Level: 5
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will learn to use interjections in writing through the creation of a comic.
Know Before You Start: This is an introductory lesson for understanding interjections in sentences. Students will learn that interjections are words or phrases used to express meaning or feeling in a sentence or as a stand alone phrase that accompanies a sentence.
- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- What is taking place?
- What words are used to convey the feelings of the character in each panel?
- Do you notice any differences between how the interjection is used in each panel?
- Explain how interjections can be used either as a stand alone phrase to support a sentence or within a longer sentence to convey feeling or emotion.
- Have students brainstorm other examples of interjections. For example, wow, oops, yikes, huh, ouch, etc.
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic showing examples of interjections.
- Give students an opportunity to share their comics with others.
- Discuss how students can use interjections in their writing.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Provide a list of common interjections for student reference.
- Use gestures and body language to increase student understanding.