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Boring dialogue can run a great story into the ground; get your novelists using dialogue as a tool to move their story into deeper and more developed territory. As part of a larger writing series, this activity has a worksheet that can easily be found online. Learners consider why daily discourse isn't interesting and read some examples. They complete a boring comic strip and then spice it up by writing a separate comic from an exciting prompt. Writers apply these skills to their novel by creating another comic using dialogue between their main character and villain. Have them illustrate it for homework!
Help your learners identify the inferences they make every day with this SMART board lesson. With a comic strip in the first presentation slide, they make inferences about the situation. A discussion addresses what type of prior knowledge they needed in order to understand the comic. This resource also guides into an activity that provides practice making inferences. Though designed for special education pupils, the lesson could work in any class setting.
Did you know that there are comic books that can help learners discover economic concepts like supply and demand. The format of this lesson is highly engaging and enables them to discover how economics can be an exciting field of study. Note: Concepts and vocabulary will need to be previewed prior to beginning the lesson.
Eighth graders solve multi-step equations, showing each step in their solution. This multi-step equations lesson plan includes sample problems to complete as a class, clear step by step instructions for the student and a linked comic strip that illustrates the need to show all steps when solving equations.
SHINE stands for Stand up for yourself, Help other, Inform adults, Never us technology to bully, Encourage other to stand up. Using this tenet students role-play bullying scenarios and create a comic strip showing the SHINE steps. Several web links, rubric, examples, and worksheets are included.
Students study the cases of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education to learn about separate but equal laws. In this law study lesson, students read the explanation of the Plessy case,study political cartoons, and view historical pictures. Students discuss the Plessy case and then study the Brown v. Board of Education case using photographs from the period. Students study a timeline of the case and then draw one of the 'crimes' into a comic strip format.
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics instructional activity, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
This lesson will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to engage in a close critical analysis and to compare the play to its film version.