Activity Overview

.Students can practice the conditional tense and the parts of a house by creating a storyboard about their dream home. Teachers can begin by having a discussion where students brainstorm answers to the prompt: "If I won the lottery, my dream home would be ..." Then, students can create a narrative storyboard that describes and illustrates the different parts of their "dream home" including the outside, their bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, backyard, and more. Students can use speech bubbles within the illustrations and descriptions below the illustration to practice writing using the conditional tense and using different vocabulary related to the home. Teachers can have students present their storyboards when they are finished to include practice speaking as well as writing!

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard describing your "dream house" using grammatically correct conditional statements (Ex. My dream bedroom would have ... )

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment"
  2. Using the template provided describe each part of your dream home.
  3. Don't forget to use the conditional tense.
  4. Create pictures using scenes, characters and items to illustrate the different parts of your dream home.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/6] With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • [ELA-Literacy/SL/3/6] Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/3/1] Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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