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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
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).
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 27
Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 25
Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.
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 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  June 29
Students explore the delightful illustrations in Wiesner's book and identify elements that make the emotions in the story obvious to someone reading the book.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary provides up-to-date definitions, drawing on recent developments in literary theory and emphasizing the role of reading practices in the reproduction of literary meanings. Unlike other glossaries, it includes brief activities to help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts.