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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computer access
- Overhead or LCD projector
- General classroom supplies (board or chart paper, markers or chalk, and so on)
- A picture book version of "The Three Little Pigs" (such as David Wiesner's The Three Pigs) or this online version from Literacy Zone. Alternatively, you could view a video or audio version of the story rather than reading the book.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
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).
- Comic Strip Narrative Planning Sheet
- Comic Strip Narrative Rubric (for evaluating the narrative)
- Rubric for Comic Strip Reports (for evaluating the comics—optional)
- Plot Structure Graphic Organizer
- This lesson assumes that students have some previous knowledge of comic strips and comic books, and all they entail. If you have not discussed comic strips and find that your students need more background, consider completing the Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study lesson plan before this activity.
- Choose a version of "The Three Little Pigs" (or another story) to share with students.
- Make copies of the Comic Strip Narrative Planning Sheet and Comic Strip Narrative Rubric.
- (Optional) Make copies of the Plot Structure Graphic Organizer.