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The animated S2 Unit will use the adventures of a Super Hero and her sidekick to teach basic science and math concepts. Educators can use comic books, Saturday Morning Cartoons and the adventures of Super Heroes to teach a nine-week science and math unit. This unit will cover Metric Measurement.
The Humane Society provides a lesson in which class members explore the issue of tethering dogs. Through the resources used -- a comic, a poem, and narrative and expository writings -- class members realize that messages can be conveyed in many ways. After examining the issues surrounding this topic, learners craft an original cinquain poem about the topic.
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero template provided, groups of pupils brainstorm how a superhero could make their school better.
As the culminating activity in a unit study of science fiction, young writers demonstrate their understanding of the genre by producing their own graphic novel. After deciding on the main elements of their story, individuals use a comic creator website to produce their original work.
Bring humor into your own writing! Writers consider how professional authors create humor in their writing. They read and analyze comic strips and poetry to determine the devices used by writers to create humor. Some of the examples aren't particularly hilarious, so you might want to supplement them with additional examples.
Create 21st century learners by utilizing technology and library databases. Scholars explore the concept of comic books as literature and create a superhero who could uniquely solve a 21st century global issue. Databases such as SIRS are used to research and comics are posted to a class wiki.
Students identify and create onomatopoeia. In this poetry writing lesson, students are shown examples of onomatopoeia and are given comic books and newspapers to find examples of onomatopoeia. Each student creates a full page ad for a magazine to advertise products by using onomatopoeia.
Use comic strip format to help organize and sequence events in a story. The lesson here focuses on The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball; however, this strategy could be used for summarizing any text. Pupils must choose what is important enough to include and put events in the proper order, including a caption and an image. Access the materials with a free account at the hosting site.
Students examine the literary terms "round character" and "characterization" through the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. They view and discuss examples of clip art, video, and comic strips, and describe the character traits. Students then watch the video "Exploring Shakespeare" and describe character changes in a series of comic strips.
Learners examine the grammar rules for using quotations and commas. They discuss and observe the use of commas and quotation marks in comic strips, explore various websites, and in small groups create a poster of rules and an original comic strip using desktop publishing software.
Students examine African American art. In this African American history lesson, students research face jugs created by African American freedmen after they watch a video about the artifact and its significance. Students then create comics that identify the cultural significance of face jugs.
In this language arts lesson, students listen to the book "Many Luscious Lollipops," in order to become familiar with adjectives. Students create four comic strip squares, using five adjectives in each square, after hearing the book. Each student reads their comic to the class upon completion. Solid lesson!