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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study

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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains

Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
complete with related gadgets and settings.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Professional Library  |  Journal

How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher's Perspective

In this article, Versaci details the many merits of using comics and graphic novels in the classroom, suggests how they can be integrated into historical and social issues units, and recommends several titles.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Creating Comics and Cartoons!

Using published comics and cartoons as examples, children can create their own while playing with images and language.

 

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