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Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.

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Comics and Graphic Novels

 

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Comics and Graphic Novels

Grades 6 – 8
Activity Time Varies according to the project the child chooses. A 3-page comic book adaptation might take 60 to 90 minutes to create, from planning to finished product. A cartoon may take less time
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James Bucky Carter

James Bucky Carter

El Paso, Texas

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Creating Comics and Cartoons!

Using published comics and cartoons as examples, children can create their own while playing with images and language.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Comic Book Show and Tell

This activity will help pairs or groups of teens explore a hands-on approach that lets them become both comic book writers and comic book artists.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Postcards from the Trail

After enjoying an online book about traveling west on a wagon train, children create postcards from the point of view of the main character for one or more stops on the journey.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 12  |  Game & Tool

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

An Introduction to Graphic Novels

Tune in to hear some background about graphic novels as well as specific recommendations of fantasy epics, memoirs, biographies, and adventure thriller stories, all presented in the form of a graphic novel.

 

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