Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 50 mins
Topic: Summarizing Text
Brief Description: Students will create a comic summarizing a text they have read in class.
Know Before You Start: This lesson works best after reading a short story, chapter, or novel.
After completing a short story, chapter, or novel, discuss the main events. List these events in order on the board.
Review and discuss how to summarize a text.
Which details would you include in a summary?
Which details would you leave out?
Read the sample comic in preparation for the student activity.
- Have students create a comic summarizing a story, book, or chapter they have read in class or at home.
- The comic should show at least four of the most important events.
- Display student comics on a bulletin board or have students share their comics with the class.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Provide visuals when sequencing events.
Allow students to use a thinking map to organize their ideas.
Provide sentence stems as needed.
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