ERIC Number: ED475406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Comic Strips. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
In society, information/ideas are communicated through various media (words, symbols, illustrations, etc.). When analyzing comic strips, it is noticeable that each has a different style, point of view, setting, plot, and summary, communicated not only through words, but through illustrations and style--creating comic strips can summarize various ideas through illustrations that otherwise could not be expressed through words alone. This lesson (lasting 3-4 class periods) intends for students to first evaluate various comic strips and then to create their own comic strips. The lesson offers an overview; suggests length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; and addresses National Standards for Arts Education. It identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan; presents a scoring rubric; and suggests an extension activity. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Childrens Writing, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications), Creative Activities, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Literary Devices, Scoring Rubrics, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.