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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure

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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
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

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  • 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.

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Comic Creator

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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