Creating Comics, Lesson Plan:

Each student will write and draw a comic based upon a character they create.

Procedure:

  1. Read comics created by other students.
  2. Discuss comics vocabulary that includes lettering, word bubbles, captions,, panels and the importance of word and picture balance.
  3. Receive a quick and basic drawing lesson to get started
  4. Fill out a story map that includes the student’s characters, setting, problem and solution.
  5. Write the story as a narrative short story first.
  6. Turn the short story into a comic script, panel by panel.
  7. Draw and write a 4 or 5 panel comic script.
  8. Share with a partner, receive their critique or positive feedback. (When we first create comics we may leave important details out, by receiving feedback from a peer, it helps us see the story through a reader’s eyes.)
  9. Edit any changes.

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