Multidimensional, challenging, and popular with students, comics provide an excellent way to introduce the concept of genres.
This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.
An introduction to the literary form of comics - as a comic! Introducing and defining key concepts in comic studies, as well as debunking common myths about comics, this booklet is an introduction to the discipline. Covers topics such as comic terminology, grammar, layout, styles, transitions, and closure, with a self-quiz to take at the end.
Video introduction to simple comics reading, how comics are representational, and the vocabulary of comics. Also includes a brief list of the possible jobs in creating a comic such as writer, artist, penciler, and inker.
Spark the engagement of English-language learners or reluctant readers with the graphic novel "Maus". The visual information provided by the genre serves as a support for reading and critical engagement.
Students get the big picture of the Middle East when they read and analyze Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel "Persepolis".
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.