**Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning), Math**

**Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins**

**Topic: Expression, Instruction, Math**

**Grade Level: 6, 7, 8**

**Standards / Framework: **

**Brief Description:**
Students will show a ratio relationship.

**Know Before You Start:**
Students should be familiar with what ratios are and how to express ratios in a group.

**Hook:**

- Ask students:
- “What are some examples of ratios?”
- “What do ratios tell us about a group?”
- “Why is it important to be able to communicate about math?”

**Activity:**

- As a class, have students identify ratios in a given group.
- Have students discuss different ways to express the ratio, e.g., 5 black cats to 3 white cats, 3 white cats to 5 black cats.
- As a class or in small groups, create a comic using one of the ratios discussed, so students have an example.
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic explaining to illustrate a ratio of their choice.

**Closure:**

- Have students share their comics with the class or in small groups.
- Have students explain why they chose that ratio and how they found it.
- Discuss why math vocabulary like the word “ratio” is important.
- Emphasize that understanding math vocabulary helps for future math lessons and also for understanding math and science in real life.

**Differentiation:**

- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
- Allow students to choose the ratio they wish to share and how they wish to portray it in the comic.
- Allow students to use digital dictionaries/translators as appropriate for your class policy.

**Resources:**

- Comic to print or display: Comic.
- Draw/Plan Then Write
- Strategies for Teaching Math to English Language Learners

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