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The Comic Book Show and Tell

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The Comic Book Show and Tell

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

James Bucky Carter

James Bucky Carter

El Paso, Texas

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 18

Mickey Mouse appeared in his first animated feature.

Students create a short, humorous story with at least one action character, and then use the Comic Creator to make a flipbook.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 27

Thomas Nast was born on this day in 1840.

Students explore free speech issues, search the newspaper or Internet to create a list of current events, and draw original political cartoons.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Graphic Novels in the Secondary Classroom and School Libraries

This article examines the rise in popularity of graphic novels, the sales of which have steadily increased as their influence expands into adolescent culture.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Comics and Graphic Novels

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

Comic Book Show and Tell

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.

 

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