Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour
Topic: Making connections between written text and a visual presentation of a story
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will make connections between fictional texts by creating a visual presentation.
Know Before You Start:
This is a great way to check for understanding of a story or drama.
Select a current piece of fictional text being read in class to use for this activity.
Hook: Discuss the Cinderella Comic.
- How does the comic depict key elements of this familiar story?
- What characters or details from the story are not illustrated in the comic?
Ask students if they’ve ever watched a movie of a book they’ve read.
- Did they like the movie or book better? Why?
Discuss with students how visual presentations of a story or drama can help readers better understand the events and characters within the fictional text.
Have students think about the characters and main events in the current fictional text being read in class.
Ask students to create a comic of at least three panels that demonstrates the students’ understanding of the specific descriptions and key events in the fictional text.
Share your students' comics in a slideshow or Gallery Walk.
Ask students to discuss how each comic demonstrates a specific representation of the events, characters, and meaning of the text.
Allow students to work with a peer model.
Provide sentence frames for students during closure discussion.
Enrichment Activity: Have students write a detailed description of how their representation demonstrates events, characters, or meaning of the text.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.
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