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Students create a comic strip. In this technology lesson students are read the book Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Bueher. Students discuss what it means to be a hero and create their own superhero for a comic strip. Students create a comic strip and share with their classmates.
Use picture cues as a tool in order to create meaning along with text. With a wordless comic, young illustrators discuss the main idea and character traits, and independently write a summary for a page of a wordless comic. This strategy has application to both literature and informational text.
Fourth graders comprehend the differences between political parties and some of the key issues brought up in political debates (health care, social securtiy, military, education, etc). They view a comic and students write down what they think the comic is trying to say. Students work with a partner and review who the comic is about and they determine when the comic is set.
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.
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 explore statistics by conducting a class survey. In this data graphing lesson, 5th graders identify their favorite comic strips in the classroom and organize their information on a worksheet. Students create graphs which demonstrate the opinions of their classmates.
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.
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).