Comic Corner - Learning Through HumorEssential Questions
Why is it important to laugh? Whats the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? Who is your favorite funny person and why? Which do you think is harderwriting/drawing/performing the serious stuff or the funny stuff?
Curriculum ConnectionsEnglish: NL-ENG.K-12.1; NL-ENG.K-12.2; NL-ENG.K-12.3; NL-ENG.K-12.4; NL-ENG.K-12.5; NL-ENG.K-12.6; NL-ENG.K-12.7; NL-ENG.K-12.8; NL-ENG.K-12.11; NL-ENG.K-12.12 Art: NA-VA.K-4.1; NA-VA.K-4.2; NA-VA.K-4.3; NA-VA.K-4.5; NA-VA.K-4.6; NA-VA.5-8.1; NA-VA.5-8.2; NA-VA.5-8.3; NA-VA.5-8.5; NA-VA.5-8.6; NA-VA.9-12.1; NA-VA.9-12.2; NA-VA.9-12.3; NA-VA.9-12.5; NA-VA.9-12.6 Theatre: NA-T.K-4.1-4.8; NA-T.5-8.1-8.8; NA-T.9-12.1-12.8
ActivityDiscuss the Essential Questions.
Have students bring in their favorite jokes and stories, and have them work on illustrating those jokes and stories.
Perhaps some students dont like to drawhave them act out the story or joke, and work on their comic timing! Or have them do solo shows as stand-up comedians with 2-5 minutes of prepared material.
Send comics and videos of performances to KidzEra for possible publication! Be sure to include the submission form.
ResourcesCool comic creator to get the creative juices flowing: www.ReadWriteThink.org
In-depth resources for teaching comics in the classroom at Drawing WordsandWritingPictures:http://dw-wp.com/teaching-resources/
MONSTER! Comic submitted by:Shubham, Age 14, International School of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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