Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 1 - 2 hours
Topic: Writing Informational or Explanatory Text
Brief Description: Students will create a News Story comic to share information or explain a topic.
Know Before You Start: Students will enjoy researching and learning facts in order to create a news story comic.
Read and discuss the sample comic.
Focus on how information is organized in a news story format.
The comic included a clear topic sentence, a beginning, a middle, and a closing thought or conclusion.
News stories usually answer the questions, Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.
Activity: It’s time to create a News Story comic!
Have students select a topic or provide a topic for students to research.
Once students have researched their topics, have them outline their news story comics on paper to organize the content.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create their own News Story comics to demonstrate their understanding of the topic researched.
Closure: Provide an opportunity for students to share their News Story comics with others.
Print out blank comic frames for planning beginning, middle and end.
Provide a template for research (who, what, where, when, why, how.)