Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)

Lesson Length: 30 mins

Topic: Frequently Confused Words There/Their/They’re

Grade Level: 4

Objective: Analysis, Explanation

Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.G

Brief Description: Students will correctly use frequently confused words there/their/they’re.

Know Before You Start: Students often struggle writing the correct form of the frequently used words there, their, and they’re. This lesson will help clarify common misuse of these words.

Comic 1

There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic, panel 1 There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic, panel 2 There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic, panel 3

Comic 2

There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic #2, panel 1 There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic #2, panel 2 There You Go Again! - Exemplar comic #2, panel 3

Hook:

  • Read and discuss Comic #1 illustrating how to use there, their, and they’re.
  • Ask students to discuss with a partner the meaning of there/their/they’re as demonstrated in each panel.
  • Model how to correctly use each form of the word there/their/they’re in writing.

 

Activity:

  • Have students read Comic #2 and decide what form of there/their/they’re should be included in each panel. This can be done out loud or on a separate piece of paper.
  • Have Students create their own 3 panel comics demonstrating their understanding of how to use the correct form of there/their/they’re.

Closure: Have students share their comics with other students and encourage them to use the correct form of there/their/they’re in their own writing.

Resources: Comics for print or display: Comic 1, Comic 2.