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: It would be helpful for students to research and learn facts to create a "News Story" comic.
Read and discuss the sample comic.
Focus on how information is organized in a news story format.
Explain that 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?
- 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.
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create their own "News Story" comics to demonstrate their understanding of the topic researched.
- Provide an opportunity for students to share their 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?)