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 summarizing 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.
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.
Closure: Display student comics on a bulletin board or have them share their comics with the class.
Provide visuals when sequencing events.
Allow students to use a thinking map to organize their ideas.
Provide sentence stems as needed.