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Use comic strips to teach sequencing in narrative poetry. As homework, each class member selects a comic strip with 4-8 frames, cuts the frames apart, places the pieces in an envelope, and brings the envelope to class. Class members swap envelopes and reconstruct the strip. Using this model, class members plot the events in the narrative poem The Walrus and the Carpenter using the comic strip format.
Sixth graders explore popular ideas about the Sun and Moon. In this space science lesson, 6th graders separate commonly accepted details about our solar system into facts and myths. Students research a particular idea and create comic strips to reflect their findings.
Third graders create a map of France. They use computers to view an "in flight" movie about Paris. They research Paris using books and the internet. Students practice using the program "Comic Life." They import illustrations for each of the Paris monuments and write captions including the history of each. Student work will be printed and put together into a book.
Fifth graders determine how environment contributes to the healthy growth of plants. In this gardening lesson, 5th graders work with groups to research a plant and create a comic book explaining why the plant survives well in its environment.
Students study the artwork of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein, and compare and contrast his art with popular comic book imagery. They create drawings in Lichtenstein's style that reflect emotions in facial expressions and thought bubbles. Afterward, they describe their character's thoughts by writing a paragraph on the back of the image.
Students create narrative cartoons based on the activities of the Peace Corps. In this narrative cartoons lesson plan, students create comic strips where they draw and write about various activities that the Peace Corps is involved in.
Students listen to the book, "Bartholomew and the Oobleck". They use a graphic organizer to sequence events and work in small groups to make an oobleck recipe. They create comic strips to retell the story using computer software.
Sixth graders identify and define onomatopoeias using a SMART Notebook embedded with the magic eraser, magic mirror and magic glasses. For the final product, Students create either a comic strip with examples of onomatopoeias.
Students, in groups, examine a variety of comic strips and rank the ones they like best. They discuss individual preferences and why everyone thinks different things are funny. A discussion on diversity follows.
Students utilize the tools and elements available in a multimedia application to create a 1-page document, presented in comic book form, about a famous person. The document they create may be part of a multi-faceted research project that involves finding facts and images about their subject.
Help your learners identify the inferences they make every day with this SMART board instructional activity. 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 instructional activity 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.
Fifth graders discuss hyperbole. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders understand that hyperbole enables writers to make a point by describing something in an overly dramatic way. Students create a list of objects that can be used to describe skinny and then create a comic strip using one hyperbole.
Eighth graders solve multi-step equations, showing each step in their solution. This multi-step equations lesson 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.
Students fight poverty. In this current events instructional activity, students research the listed Web sites to find out how Red Nose Day was established by Comic Relief to raise funds to fight world poverty.
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.
Fifth graders work in a group to identify and reference the index, front page, metro page, state and local pages, as well as the sports, comics and classifieds in the newspaper 90% of the time during the game of "Identifying and Analyzing Parts of a Newspaper.
Fifth graders read a rewritten version of the Declaration of Independence, create a set of pictures illustrating the Preamble of the Constitution and create a version of the Declaration of Independence in the form of a song, a poem, comic strip or picture book.
Third graders read and hear stories by the author, Dav Pilkey and research the list of books written by this author. They become illustrators to the novel "Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel," then they create a timeline of their lives and then create a comic version of their lives (8 panels).
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.