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Comic Book Show and Tell

 

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Comic Book Show and Tell

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time One 60 minute session, broken into three 20-minute blocks
Activity Author

James Bucky Carter

James Bucky Carter

El Paso, Texas

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

More and more often, filmmakers are adapting comic books or graphic novels into Hollywood blockbusters. Many teens are talking about how cool that action scene was, but how much do they really know about the comics-making process? This activity will help pairs or groups of teens explore that process via a hands-on approach that lets them become both comic book writers and comic book artists.

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Why This Is Helpful

A pair or group of teens can learn about scripting and creative writing techniques while also learning about the cooperative work that goes into making a comic book. They see that it is a detailed process that takes a lot of effort and creativity on the part of the writers and artists and also that almost any good comic book out there is the product of great teamwork.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "The Comic Book Show and Tell."

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