In order to help my ELLs understand the story, I created hand drawn storyboards. I carefully chose which scenes were important and drew them. Characters include: Victor, Teresa, Michael and Mr. Bueller. I left space underneath each photo in order to work on gist, use it to fill in emotion words (He felt sad, he felt embarrassed) or add information. I used it over and over in the same class and it worked really well. For my lower level ELLs I wrote the gist for them and had them cut and paste each sentence into the space below.