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Comic Strip Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to the history of comic strips as an art form. Students will read about the history of comic strips, summarize the history in an art project, then create their own comic strips.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the history of the comic strip
  • apply the principles of comic strip art to an original creation

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.2.A

Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Materials

  • Copies of newspaper or online comics (enough for each student)
  • Art supplies (for creating 2 comic strips per student)
  • Printed copies of the lesson (1 for each student)

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