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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
The Comic Book Show and Tell
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
El Paso, Texas
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 27
Students explore free speech issues, search the newspaper or Internet to create a list of current events, and draw original political cartoons.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  November 18
Students create a short, humorous story with at least one action character, and then use the Comic Creator to make a flipbook.
Grades 7 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).
Grades 7 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
This article examines the rise in popularity of graphic novels, the sales of which have steadily increased as their influence expands into adolescent culture.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
This activity will help pairs or groups of teens explore a hands-on approach that lets them become both comic book writers and comic book artists.