Telling a Story in Images: Creating mini graphic novels- Digital and Paper/Pencil
Working in Distance Learning or hybrid mode? Your creative writing needs are covered with this combined DV and PP package.
These up-loadable, fill-in documents will help your students comprehend literary texts or create their own unique mini graphic novels to demonstrate their understanding of plot, characterization, setting and more.
Use the unit plans provided now and upload to your LMS module for a task that is sure to engage your students and meet academic standards in class or from home. These plans have enough ideas that you can customize them to meet your specific needs and use them more than once. Keep your learning community strong with collaboration suggestions that follow.
When you are back in your classroom, you will use the PP version as a welcome relief from screen time and the opportunity for students to collaborate face-to-face.
Use these lesson ideas with templates and rubrics to supplement your literature units OR writing units. Allow your students' visual skills to shine as they craft plots complete with critical dialogue and narration.
Creating or finding just the right images will help ensure that students fully comprehend critical scenes and that they don't just choose random stock images that are available in online comic strip apps. When students physically create, they retain information.
Creating mini graphic novels or comic strips is a perfect strategy to help all students understand the plot in difficult texts, like Shakespearean dramas, before moving on to analysis work. Use these templates for plot development analysis as well. After students create their mini graphic novels, they follow up with writing, paragraphs or essays, to justify their choices.
Included in this 16-page package are literature and writing lesson ideas for both templates, two editable templates, a paragraph scale, and an essay rubric. Edit as you wish, but please retain my copyright and logo.
Category: ELA → Writing