How to Teach with Comics

Ideas for how educators can use comics and avatars in their classroom.

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Celebrate Your Peers!

Students will interview a classmate and create a comic cell celebrating their unique strengths and passions.

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Coach It!- Problem Solving

Students will use key words to solve word problems involving multiplication and/or division and create a problem solving comic of their own. 

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Nouns

Students will define and provide examples of nouns, identify various objects, use appropriate nouns while writing to bring clarity to the audience.

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Yes/No Questions

Students will practice asking and answering "yes" or "no” questions with the verb “do”.

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Idioms

Students will recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.

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Rights & Responsibilities

Students will be able to distinguish between protected rights and responsibilities as members of their community/state/country.

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Details, Details!

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main idea and details of a story by creating a comic.

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Greetings!

Students will learn and practice formal and informal phrases for greetings, making introductions, polite conversation and saying goodbye.

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The Power Of Yet!

Students will explore the power of “yet” and create a “Things We Can’t Do Yet!” comic strip.

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Sequencing Time and Events

Students will use correct sequence words to describe the order of events in a story when speaking and writing.

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Gratitude Journal

Students will create a comic journal documenting what they’re grateful for.

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STEM Challenge Reflection

In this lesson, students can reflect after completing a STEM challenge to show their thought process and reflect upon the results.