Lesson Plan

Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing

Captions and illustrations come together and leap forth from your class as they relate to nonfiction texts.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to illustrate a picture and create a caption for it as it relates to a nonfiction text.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Describe a detailed nonfiction setting to your class.
  • As you begin, have your students visualize your description.
  • Have students draw an image and list a fact that they will use in a sentence. A sentence frame for students could be something like, “In this picture, there is an animal crate. People often keep their animals in them while they are away."
  • Explain that such sentences are captions, brief explanations that provide detailed information about a picture.
  • Have several students share their sentences to the class.
  • Share the Learning Objective.

Beginning:

  • Provide a word bank for students to use as they describe the nonfiction setting.
  • Display the sentence frame, "In this picture, ____________."

Intermediate:

  • Ask ELs to read aloud the learning objective to the class.
  • Describe a nonfiction setting that is familiar to the students.