Students will understand the importance of punctuation in conveying meaning and improving readability in a sentence.
Teach English Language Arts with Comics
Students will be able to retell familiar stories, including key details.
Students will construct persuasive arguments, as well as provide analysis for both a modern work of fiction and a foundational U.S. historical document.
Students will understand and demonstrate puns as a figure of speech.
Students will be able to present a comic to their peers to explain the relationship between the illustrations in their comic and how they add to the meaning of the story.
Students will explore the use of irony as a literary device.
Students will be able to write from a first-person point of view.
Students will describe an animal's key attributes using adjectives.
Students will explore and understand the importance of sequencing in a story as well as how the inclusion of analogies helps paint a clear picture for readers in narrative writing.
Students will be able to identify an argument, as well as persuasive elements of an argument in a given passage.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the central themes or ideas of a text.
Students will effectively use narrative dialogue to develop characters within a personal narrative while also gathering and incorporating relevant information from literary nonfiction texts to support their writing.
Students will be able to identify the benefits and drawbacks of publishing and/or sharing content online.
Students will create a visual narrative that emphasizes their character's emotions through dialogue and images.
Students will be able to use a combination of drawing and writing to create an informative comic in which they restate facts.
Students will display basic emotions they can feel.
Students will illustrate a growth mindset.
Consider the classic question, "Who or what would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island?" with your students. Encourage students to apply their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure their survival.
Students will create a comic based on the fossil record.
Get students familiarized with Pixton by asking them to imagine a spooky story about being alone in a house on a dark and stormy night.
Use this activity to introduce students to the history of Mother's Day while creating the perfect Mother's Day card. Students will incorporate an avatar of themselves and their mother or guardian as they express how much their mothers mean to them.
In this lesson, students will familiarize themselves with examples of gaslighting, and think about how it makes people feel or what they might do about it in real-life scenarios.
Students can create the perfect Fathers’ Day card, incorporating an avatar of themselves and their father or guardian as well as a message to express how much this family member means to them.
Introduce a special family - from "a day in the life," to cherished memories. Have your students add characters that look like relatives for a uniquely personalized experience.
Understanding the difference between denotation, the strict meaning of a word, and connotation, the feeling the word conjures, can be challenging to wrap one’s head around. Visually demonstrate the difference for readers and writers.
These days, we are burdened with the task of filtering out this “noise” so that we can get to the heart of matters and not be distracted by loud, preference-driven commentary. Use this lesson to promote critical thinking and introspection among your students.
In this lesson students will learn to better comprehend and check their understanding of nonfiction text by asking reflective questions.
Students will analyze multisyllabic words in context to determine the meaning, syllables, and word parts.
Students will conduct a short research project about a topic. Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of the researched topic of their choice.
Students will practice using conjunctions to combine sentences.
Students will use the "I Used to Think/Now I Think" strategy to help them determine specific text evidence and infer information drawn from text. They will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding before and after reading.
Students design a comic brochure about a destination and notice language patterns used to describe a specific place.
Students will use the "See, Think, Wonder" strategy to help them better understand scientific information or text. They’ll demonstrate their understanding in a comic.
Students will practice working with adverb phrases to help provide descriptions while speaking and writing.
Students will learn about progressive verb tenses and create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of progressive verb tenses.
Students will learn to use interjections in writing through the creation of a comic.
Students will practice speaking and writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to practice using Greek and Latin roots to help figure out the meaning of words they’re not familiar with.
Students will learn about prepositions and create a comic to demonstrate the use of prepositions in sentences.
Students will learn about subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns. They will create a comic to demonstrate properly using pronouns in writing.
Students will learn about perfect verb tenses and create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of perfect verb tenses.
Students will create a comic using transition words to convey sequence.
Students will analyze a familiar narrative and explain positive and negative effects of events within the text.
Students will generate ideas for a personal narrative writing topic.
Students will create a "News Story" comic to share information or explain a topic.
Students will practice expressing their ideas and inferences about a text.
Students will learn about first and third person points of view by narrating comics of their own.
Students will write Acrostic poems to demonstrate their comprehension of a literature selection.
Use this fun little exercise to have your students practice their observation skills by having them list out the five differences between these comic panels. Or, use this idea to make your own Spot the Difference activities!
Students will practice persuasive writing while inspiring others to donate to charities or people in need.
Students will review cause and effect while learning about ways to take care of the environment.
Students will practice planning and writing narratives by creating a comic.
Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of a topic of their choice. They will conduct basic research for this project.
Students will create a comic to demonstrate how two authors present different information about the same topic.
Students will determine and clarify unknown vocabulary words by creating a comic version of the Frayer Model.
Students will reflect on their independent reading selections and demonstrate their understanding of the texts by creating a comic reading log.
Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect from informational text.
Students will explore multiple-meaning words.
Students will practice using context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.
Students will learn about homographs and create their own comics to illustrate common homographs.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of similes by creating a comic.
Students will deepen their understanding of current vocabulary terms by exploring antonyms.
Students will learn about cause and effect words and use them in their own writing.
Students read a comic and create synonym and antonym cards.
Students will make connections between fictional texts by creating a visual presentation.
Students will demonstrate correct capitalization in their writing.
Play a game of Would You Rather to create opinion comics with your students.
Students will develop story sequence skills while creating a narrative comic.
Students will create a comic summarizing a text they have read in class.
Students will learn to support a point of view.
Students will better understand the relationship between words by completing analogies.
Students will correctly use frequently confused words there, their and they’re.
Students will correctly use the frequently confused words to, too and two.
Students will create a comic expressing an opinion with reasons to support the opinion.
Students will compare and contrast two characters in a story.
Students will use sequence words to describe the order of events in a story when speaking and writing.
Students will read an informational article and determine the central ideas of the text.
Students will analyze how an author develops and contrasts points of views of characters in a text.
Students will examine a story to determine how the plot unfolds and how the characters change based on the plot.
Students will create a comic demonstrating their understanding of the main idea and details of a story.