Activity Overview

Many customs differ from country to country. This activity allows students to practice their English along with the local customs expected when shopping in a store. Students will use the template provided to create a three cell storyboard that covers how to maneuver through the aisles, how to ask for help, and how to check out. Students can practice their English and demonstrate their knowledge of the answers to these prompts by writing in the description boxes as well as including speech bubbles within their illustration. Afterwards, students can present their storyboards to the class adding a speaking component to the activity!

As an addition to this activity, teachers may ask students to add a row and answer the prompts for their country or culture, allowing them to teach others about their culture and extend their English practice.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that shows how to shop in a store!

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment"
  2. Using the template provided, write your answers to the prompts in the description box.
  3. Create an illustration for each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Add speech bubbles for your characters to make conversation!

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/3] Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • [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.)


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