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.

Hook:

  • 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. E.g., wow, oops, yikes, huh, ouch, etc.

Activity:

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic showing examples of interjections. 
  • Remind students to be creative and have fun!

Closure:

  • Give students an opportunity to share their comics with others. 
  • Discuss how students can use interjections in their writing.

Differentiation:

  • Provide a list of common interjections for student reference.
  • Use gestures and body language to increase student understanding.

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