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!
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Copy Activity", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)
Objective: Create a 10-cell storyboard that answers the prompts and includes illustrations and speech bubbles to explain important facts about a country.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)