Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Answering Yes and No Questions

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will practice asking and answering "yes" or "no” questions with the verb “do”.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with present form do, does and the past tense form did.


  • Discuss the sample comic above and model yes/no questions with the class.

  • Review the following question starters: am, is, are, was, were, have, had, do, does, did, can, will, should.

  • Have students practice forming questions and answering using both positive and negative statements. Ex: “Do you like ice cream?” “Yes, I do.” or “No, I do not.”


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic depicting a conversation between at least two people.

  • The comic should include a yes/no question beginning with “Do” or “Does.”

Closure: Have students share their comics with the class. Ensure students are using the correct subject-verb agreement while answering yes/no questions.


  • Allow students to work with a peer model.
  • Provide sentence frames for students “Do you like _____?” “Yes/No I do/do not like _____.” “Do you want _____?” “Yes/no I do/do not want ____.”


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.