Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaching with the Power of Comics

Tonight I had a privilege to be the guest speaker at a class for future educators at Elmira College. It was a really great group of about 30 college students. My presentation included information about how teachers can use comics to teach and reinforce essential skills.

Activities included:
  • Comics reading "Round Robin" style
  • Comic Book Reader's theater
  • Comic Strip conversions to teach students to write prose style dialogue using comics as inspiration
  • Book Reports in comic style
  • How to teach students to create their own original characters
  • Using speech balloons and thought balloons
  • and much more!
They're proud of their creations!
Here are some of the participants original characters. If tomorrow's
educators can draw this well, our children are in good hands!

1 comment:

Matt said...

That's some very cool stuff. Sounds like a neat class... I've been considering more and more lately that, when my boys are in school full-time, I'd like to become an art teacher. We'll see. Thanks for the cool post.