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Graphic Novel Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Teach your students about graphic novels with this fun lesson plan. Students learn about what the characteristics of graphic novels are, and are then introduced to some artists and their work before creating their graphic novel.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the characteristics of graphic novels
  • describe the similarities of all graphic novels
  • discuss graphic novel artists and their work

Length:

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Graphic novels
  • Trade paperbacks
  • Trades

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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