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"Oh, yes I'm at my happiest when I have a good idea and I'm drawing it well, and it comes out well, and somebody laughs at it." This is a quote from Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, and someone who definitely understood the power of a good comic. Allow student imagination and creativity to take over as learners build their own comic strips.
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.
An incredibly creative and rich language arts lesson plan awaits you. In it, young lovers of fairy tales create an original comic strip that's based on the fairy tale of their choosing. The text and pictures are all done by the kids themselves. Terrific worksheets are embedded in the plan that support the teaching tasks. Highly recommended!
Kenzuke's Kingdom is a wonderful adventure about a boy sailing around the world, it's also the focus of this lesson. 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.
Students recognize the elements needed to create a comic strip. In this comic strip lesson plan, 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.
Having problems with abrupt and stunted writing? Upper elementary and middle schoolers write comic book scenes focusing on transition words. After listening to the book Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer, they participate in prewriting activities that focus on transition words. Steps of the writing process are modeled by the teacher as the pupils write and illustrate a scene from their own adventure stories.
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.
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.