Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Comics teach Narrative Structure


I will begin the 2008-09 school year with the theme, "Get Graphic at Your Library". I will give each classroom teacher (K-5) a packet to lesson plans to incorporate the idea of graphic novels into their class. Ofcourse, these lessons must be correlated with the Frameworks and standards. Here is one of my favorite. Kids will be writing with this model before they realize they are working!

This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative, as students write their own original narratives.The lesson uses a version of "The Three Little Pigs" fairy tale to demonstrate the literary element; however, any picture book with a strong plot would work for this lesson.

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