Friday, November 16, 2012

Comics in the Classroom

Room 102 had fun building their understanding of figurative language with humor using comic strips.  Students created comic strips using an online comic creator. They practiced seven common forms of figurative language:
   simile — using “like” or “as” for description or comparison
   metaphor —comparison that does not use like or as
   oxymoron — combines two normally contradictory terms
   personification — giving human traits to non-living objects
   alliteration— the repetition of a particular sound in a series of words
   onomatopoeia — a word that imitates the sound it represents
   hyperbole - extreme exaggeration
Creating the comic strips proved lots of fun. MakeBeliefsComix  focuses on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue.
After creating a comic, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. 
Room 102 is creating a comic book to add to our classroom library.
 Check out our sneak preview . . . 
by Yadilis

by Alexis
Warning:  There is a concern reading this book will have you laughing your head off.  (idiom)

It's always a good sign when students want to continue a project after computer lab. is available for students to use at home.  Click the button to visit the site.

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