Manga: Japanese Comic Books
Seventh graders study Manga. In this Japanese art lesson, 7th graders examine the styles and elements of Manga and then create their own Manga.
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POW! A Peanuts Collection
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete...
6 mins 3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploiting Comic Strips in Class
For a general idea of how to teach with comic strips, see this set of ideas, which leads you through how to tackle a particular Peanuts comic strip. You can use this as a Charlie Brown activity, or for inspiration and guidance for...
6 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Five-Transition Adventure Planner
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...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Classic Comic Book
Young scholars 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.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts