Using Illustrations

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Our Using Illustrations Lesson Plan helps students understand how illustrations can enhance and contribute to story elements, such as setting, plot, characters, and more. Many young students enjoy illustrations and often it is their focus especially when they are beginning readers. Demonstrating how illustrations can be used in non-fiction books, and other types of content, this lesson helps students derive meaning and create context from illustration.

Using Illustrations Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Using Illustrations.
  • There are excellent additional resources including videos and interactives for student use.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Our Using Illustrations Lesson Plan helps students understand how illustrations can enhance and contribute to story elements, such as setting, plot, characters, and more. Many young students enjoy illustrations and often it is their focus especially when they are beginning readers. Demonstrating how illustrations can be used in non-fiction books, and other types of content, this lesson helps students derive meaning and create context from illustration.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Display 2 or 3 distinct illustrations from more than one book or resource. Ask students: What do each of the images have in common?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if they know the purpose of illustrations or images.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce the use of illustrations.
  4. Distribute Using Illustrations content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for the lesson closing.
  5. During the content reading, use a current storybook or novel with images as an example. Allow students to answer some of the same questions listed on the content pages. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  6. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Allow students sufficient time to respond to each of the questions below the 2 illustrations/images.
  7. Before beginning the second part, review the responses for Part 1.
  8. Next, students complete an illustration for the brief story for Part 2 of the activity. Allow sufficient time for completion.
  9. When completed, allow students to share their images.
  10. Distribute Practice page. Review the instructions. Check and review the students’ responses.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.

Additional Resources:

Want more reading resources?  Check out our other Reading Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Reading

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