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Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events during the Great Depression.
Students explore the intersection between popular and high art by recreating comic strips in various artistic styles and then famous works of art as comics. Through this exploration, students come to conclusions about what art is and comic book roles
Kenzuke's Kingdom is a wonderful adventure about a boy sailing around the world, it's also the focus of this lesson plan. Students read the novel as a class then use the Comic Life website to create a two-page comic based on the story. This would be a great cumulative reading or summary project for any book.
While making a scrapbook or comic book may seem like a super fun project, kids will need to follow all the rules to get an A. Project focus, guidelines, and expectations are totally laid out. All the necessary project instructions, standards, and the rubric just need to be printed and passed out in class.
Students write a fictional story into a comic book format. In this creative writing lesson, students analyze example comics and discuss the format. Students create a comic book using imaginary characters that find a solution to a problem.
Students identify the different parts of a comic strip and creat their own about the French and Indian War period. They share their comics with the class. They can compile them into a newspaper format if they choose.
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging app has a range of possibilities for classroom application and is sure to spark creativity and critical thinking among your learners!
Students recognize the elements needed to create a comic strip. In this comic strip lesson, student understand that comic strips need words and pictures. Students find differences and similarities in comic strips. Students describe how they could summarize a book through the use of a comic strip. Students create original comic strips on a selected topic. Students evaluate other students comics.
Students explore comic book superheroes. They make connections between their adventures and everyday life experiences. They work in collaborative groups to conduct research, design cover art, and create an interactive Venn diagram comparing real life heroes and comic book superheroes.
Explore gender stereotypes by analyzing how male and female characters are depicted in comic books. Using the provided Comic Book Analysis sheet, students record the attributes of male and female comic book characters. Then the whole class records common attributes, and discusses what messages about gender they have discovered. Finally, small groups design and create a nonstereotypical comic book character.
Has your class recently finished reading "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika? Engage your learners in a comic strip project for which they must retell the plot of one of the three stories in "The Inn of Lost Time." The resource lists details about what the comic should include and includes a line to fill in the due date. The assignment is printed twice on the page to cut down on paper use. Tip: Create a sample comic strip to set the bar high and make your expectations clear.
Students create comic strips to communicate ideas that cannot be expressed through words alone.
Students explore genre of comics, view variety of comic strips, discuss components of comic strips, examine conventions of comic strips, analyze online comic creator interactive and create planning sheet for using the tool, and apply what they have learned about comics by creating one of their own.
Second graders create dialogue for a comic strip using context clues to match the text to the pictures. They use comic blanks imbedded in this lesson. They write dialogue for each frame. Remind them to use the picture clues when writing their dialogue.
Sixth graders view teacher-provided comic strips and discuss comic format and illustration. Students then read story, and create original comic strips to demonstrate comprehension and summarization of story.
Students explore stock characters and pantomime. In this comic theater lesson, students examine an ancient Greek statuette depicting a comic actor and an ancient Roman lamp decorated with a comic mask. Students pantomime short scenes and create a comic theater mask.
Learners examine Jewish immigration of the late ninteenth century and analyze Jewish contributions to popular American culture. They explore primary sources to study the Jewish immigration experience and analyze the birth of the comic book.
Students identify when and why quotations are used. Using comic strips and speech bubbles, they read and discuss examples of quotation marks, and in pairs write text for a cartoon on a piece of paper using quotation marks around the appropriate text.
High schoolers study Manga comics and Marvel comics. In this Japanese art instructional activity, students compare and contrast the artistic styles employed in Manga and Marvel comics.
Students create a comic strip based on a math concept they are trying to portray. In this comic strip lesson plan, students go over other comics, discuss fiction and non fiction in comics, and create their own.