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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

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

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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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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 25

Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith was born in 1959.

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

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   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 29

David Wiesner's book June 29, 1999 showcases this day.

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   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 27

Today, the American Library Association announces its annual book award winners.

Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary

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.

 

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