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Creating Comics and Cartoons!

 

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Creating Comics and Cartoons!

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time One hour
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Comics and cartoons are texts that have been around for a long time. Children enjoy reading and sharing them! Cartoons and comics are approachable because they combine both words and images. Using published comics and cartoons as examples, children can create their own while playing with images and language.

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Why This Is Helpful

It's important that children read many different types of texts - picture books, chapter books, biographies, etc. They should also write many different things and in many different ways. Make reading and writing fun by using comics and cartoons as the texts. Children can learn while having fun!

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study."

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