Lesson Plan

All About the Picture

This is a great lesson plan to introduce your EL students to the use of illustrations in a story. This can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson What's in a Picture?
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What’s in a Picture? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What’s in a Picture? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to describe the connection between the illustrations and words in a story.

Language

Students will be able to explain the connection between illustrations and words in a story with grade level words using sentence stems.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Match and Draw the StoryGlossary: What's in a Picture?Vocabulary Cards: What's in a Picture?Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Display the cover of the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to the class.
  • Say, "Today we are going to learn how the pictures in a story work with the words in the story to help us understand what we are reading."