Thursday, May 15, 2014

Comics in the Classroom

Room 100 had fun building their understanding of figurative language using comic strips.  Students created their "funny pages" 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
   pun - a humorous word phrase with more than one meaning
   onomatopoeia — a word that imitates the sound it represents
   hyperbole - extreme exaggeration
A Google search generated humorous examples for students to use in their comic strips. 
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 printed their final versions for feedback and assessment. 
Room 100 is creating a comic book to add to our classroom library.

Here is a sneak preview . . . 
Wyatt's Idiom

Mason's Pun

Kaden's Pun

Make Beliefs Comix is available for students to use at home. It could easily provide some summer fun. Click the button to visit the site.

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