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

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Expression, Instruction, Math

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:

• “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.

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