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Let everyone bring out their inner Stan Lee, and practice creating visually-pleasing comic strips that represent and liven up their stories, essays, personal experiences, and the personality of the creator.
In this comic word search puzzle, students identify the names of comic strip characters. Examples include Ziggy, Duffy and Hagar. A list of 30 names is provided to assist students in their search.
In this art and language arts worksheet, students create a 4 panel comic strip about how they could help a friend. There is a word bank to assist students.
History classes can explore two different depictions of the Vietnam War experience with this engaging resource. While watching clips of Platoon and reading excerpts from the comic, The 'Nam, students take notes for use in completing a graphic organizer that helps them understand the differing perspectives.
New Review Causes of WWII Book Project
To conclude their study of World War II, world history students are charged with creating a children's book, comic book, or graphic novel that depicts the causes of the war. Using images from the Internet or their own illustrations, writers compose and construct their book and then read it to the class. Project expectations are detailed in the packet.
Projects and resources for communication in a visual medium without compromising rigor.
Learners create comics identifying conflicts and their resolutions. In this conflict resolution lesson, small groups of students follow specific mapping instructions to illustrate a conflict and its resolution. Learners present orally and in written form.
Students create comic strips in groups and explain to the class the Latin and Greek roots of their superhero names. In this Latin and Greek root lesson plan, students get into groups and come up with superhero characters to integrate into a comic strip. They present their comic strip to the class, and tell how each name given to a superhero comes from Latin or Greek roots.
Students create a comic book that clearly delineate the plot line(s) and helps them to remember key lines of text.
For this character analysis worksheet, 5th graders develop a comic strip using characters from a book. Students complete four strips.
Learners explore the use of onomatopoeia using comics. They develop a list of onomatopoeia examples, write sentences, complete a worksheet, and create a comic strip using onomatopoeias.
Now here is a resource you don't see everyday. It's a printable version of a 17-page, full-color comic that describes the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement in 1955 and 1956. It focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, responses from the Klu Klux Klan, and social changes that resulted from the movement. Note: While this is really cool, it does have religious undertones that may not be appropriate for public school.
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. They create a comic strip based on the characters, setting, and plot of the story, and examine the author's writing process. In small groups they compose and perform a story-based script.
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson plan. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the image is a representation of traditional Hindu tales. They then create a comic strip that retells the story of Hanuman.
Students discover feeling words. In this vocabulary lesson, students discuss feeling words and compare them to their own emotions. They act out these feelings and create a comic strip using at least 3 of the words.
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.
Students create a comic strip to include in individual newspapers. In this newspaper lesson, students analyze comic strips and discuss common features found in newspaper comic strips. Students write and peer review comic strips.
Explore the life cycle of a seed by having youngsters create a comic strip journey. They read the book, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, then create comic strips that show the life cycle of a seed they have planted. A cute, fun, and engaging idea.
For 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.
Onomatopoeia is the focus of this language arts PowerPoint. Viewers see examples of words that utilize this characteristic such as: roar, vroom, clunk, and moo. They must find examples of onomatopoeia in a comic strip and then are asked to create their own comic strip which contains an example of onomatopoeia. An entertaining presentation!