Subject: ELA (English Language Arts), ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Descriptive Writing; Adjectives, Travel
Brief Description: Students design a comic brochure about a destination and notice language patterns used to describe a specific place.
Know Before You Start: This lesson is intended to allow students to practice using adjectives when speaking and writing.
- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- What does the character use to describe Hawaii?
- What place in the world would you like to visit?
- Point out that in English we use an adjective + the noun e.g., tall buildings, busy city, warm weather, sandy beaches.
- Display images of several destinations from around the world.
- Have students turn and talk to describe the places they see in the pictures using the following prompts:
- What might you expect to see here?
- What activities would people do?
- What do you think the weather is like?
- Walk around to provide feedback on language structure.
- Reinforce the use of adjectives when describing a noun.
- Tell students to pretend that a big-shot advertisement agency is looking for young writers to design a brochure to win a trip to a destination of your choice.
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have them create a comic brochure of their dream destination that includes information on weather, the location's geography, and recreational activities.
- Remind them to make their destination interesting by using plenty of adjectives, pictures, and convincing language to convince tourists to visit!
- Remind students that they can upload images of their destination to Pixton.
Closure: Have students present their comics to the class or to a small group.
- Adapt sentence frames to match student language level.
- Allow students to work in pairs.
- Print out comics and have students highlight the adjectives used.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.