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Activity Overview


Many ELL classrooms have students whose families hail from all over the world. This project gives students the chance to share important and interesting information about their country of origin. In the process, it builds classroom community, allows students to feel seen and appreciated, and also gives students the perfect opportunity to practice their English! Teachers can have students brainstorm the answers to the following prompts about their country: name, typical greeting, location, flag, capital, typical food, local customs or traditions, traditional music, popular tourist spots, and a typical farewell. Then, students will create a 10-cell narrative storyboard that includes illustrations and speech bubbles of text description that answer the prompts. The students can choose a character that looks like them, or someone imaginary, to guide the reader through learning about their country! When they're finished, students can share their storyboard with the class, or a small group!


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 10-cell storyboard that answers the prompts and includes illustrations and speech bubbles to explain important facts about a country.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment"
  2. Using the template, answer the prompts for each cell.
  3. Include a character and design illustrations that include scenes and items to answer the prompt for each cell.
  4. Give your character speech bubbles where they explain the answers to the prompts for each cell.

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.

Rubric

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