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Students create comics identifying conflicts and their resolutions. In this conflict resolution instructional activity, small groups of students follow specific mapping instructions to illustrate a conflict and its resolution. Students present orally and in written form.
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.
Students read a given play. They choose the key scenes from the play and write a narration to carry the plot line between those scenes. They create a comic book that depicts these key scenes, complete with pictures and text balloons.
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.
Get creative as you teach a lesson on positive peer and social interactions. Discuss good social interactions through a scenario, brainstorm a positive response to the scenario, then creat a comic book superhero that exemplifies the social skills highlighted in the discussion. Autistic learners then draw a picture of their social skills superhero.
In this World War I worksheet, students fill in 6 sections by creating a comic strip that depicts either what life was like in the trenches of WWI or what life was like for women on the Western Front.
Students follow the tracks of listening, visualizing, and drawing. They create an original comic script. Students use pencils first and then trace their sketches in pen. They experiment with different methods of creating value (stippling, cross-hatching, etc.).
In this writing instructional activity, students fill in a comic strip style 3 row graphic organizer to write a short story. Each row shows a starting transition word and students are instructed to include speech bubbles to show what characters are saying.
Young scholars create a comic book that clearly delineate the plot line(s) and helps them to remember key lines of text.
In this homophone worksheet, students create a comic strip using 10 homophones, underlining each.
In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities. To sum up the lesson, they conduct market research to consider the effectiveness of their advertisements. Vocabulary, interdisciplinary connections, and extension activities are included.
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The lesson provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
Students share observations on the nuances of meaning in face to face and online interactions with others. After reading an article, they identify the causes and effects of internet flaming. They create their own comic strips demonstrating the outcomes of flaming and write a bill of rights outlining the responsibilities of internet users.
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss Japanese art and culture then create an illustrated scroll that retells the Tale of Genji with an updated twist. Multiple web links are included.
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.
Third graders identify story elements. In this story elements instructional activity, 3rd graders look at main idea, characters, point of view, theme and setting. They create a five paneled comic strip from a book.
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.
Students 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.
Second graders identify parts of speech. In this grammar lesson, 2nd graders use a Smart Board to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students create a comic strip and include several parts of speech. Students present their comic strips to the class.
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.