Lesson Plan

Captions for Illustrations

Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the components that make a good caption for an illustration. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawinglesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawinglesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to explain illustrations with nouns and associated pronouns using sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Ask students to think about the term used for the pictures and images they see in nonfiction texts, and talk to a partner about examples they have seen.
  • Explain that illustrations are important features in nonfiction because they give more information about the text. The caption is the explanation about what the illustration shows.
  • Share that, in today's lesson, students will explain illustrations by creating short captions.