Episode 15 — An Introduction to Graphic Novels
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published June 01, 2009|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
complete with related gadgets and settings.
Activities & Projects
Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Using published comics and cartoons as examples, children can create their own while playing with images and language.
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.
Grades K – 2 | Activity & Project
After enjoying an online book about traveling west on a wagon train, children create postcards from the point of view of the main character(s) for one or more stops on the journey.
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
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.