Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will determine and clarify unknown vocabulary words by creating a comic version of the Frayer Model.
Know Before You Start: The Frayer Model is a popular graphic organizer to assist students in deepening their understanding of vocabulary. The Frayer Model asks students to analyze the vocabulary word for its definition, characteristics, an example, and a non-example.
Share the sample comic with students.
Discuss how each part of the comic helps to better understand the vocabulary term.
Using the comic as a guide, have students sketch the Frayer Model four square graphic organizer and practice completing it for familiar vocabulary words.
Provide students with vocabulary for an upcoming lesson.
Give each student or pair of students a vocabulary word to analyze and illustrate.
Have students create a four-panel comic using the Frayer Model to demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary.
- Share the finished comics with the whole class.
Provide a pre-made Frayer Model organizer.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.