Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Concrete Nouns and Problem Solving
Brief Description: Students will define and provide examples of nouns, identify various objects, use appropriate nouns while writing to bring clarity to the audience.
Know Before You Start: Students should have knowledge that concrete nouns are defined as a person, place, or thing. Students should also be exposed to replacing nouns with the correct pronouns.
Hook: What are some common nouns around us? Have students work to list as many concrete nouns as they can. Have students group the nouns by person, place, or thing.
- Have students choose a noun from each category and circle it e.g., person= girl, place = park, thing = phone.
- Show students the sample comic and explain that every good story has a problem.
- Have students brainstorm potential problems that could arise between their chosen nouns. Provide examples as needed.
- Students will create a comic that includes a problem. Students will name the nouns within their comic. Students will replace the noun with the correct pronoun when needed.
Closure: Have students share their comic with a partner or whole group.
Allow students to work in pairs.
Provide sentence stems for students to use in their writing.
Provide the opportunity to role play the comics.