February 11, 2020
Word balloons and making characters out of shapes: today the students continued their comics from last week. Once completed and colored, students watched a video on how to make characters come to life out of shapes as simple as circles. They were also given a lesson on word balloons and how the balloon should be drawn after the words of the characters are written down, not before. This is to ensure that there is enough room for the words in the balloon. Students’ work was edited before final draft and coloring of final draft.
January 28, 2020
Today the class was introduced to the writing process of a comic strip. The class began with comics from the LA Times. The class discussed what they read with each other. They were then given a prompt to begin their own comic strip. They began the brainstorming process and some students even began a rough draft.
October 1, 2019
The students were introduced to the basic steps of creating a comic strip. We projected comics from the LA Times newspaper, discussed brainstorming, and started our rough drafts. Students were given a prompt and created their comics. We will complete final drafts after the editing process and vote for the best comic to be put in the school newspaper.
February 12, 2019
Students were introduced to a new creative comic strip today. “Making wishes come true.” They were to continue their previous comics and teacher continued to give feedback, correct spelling, and suggest new ideas. Students used their imaginations and came up with new lands called “Video Game Land,” and “Aidenland.” Students also came up with made up characters such as “Fan Boy” who becomes a villain, and “Spider-Man” who fights animals.
January 29, 2019
We discussed what is the comic strip?. We discussed the sequence of drawings in boxes. We passed around newspaper articles to show comic strips. We read three comic strips together. We discussed dialogue. They importance of dialogue. Animation. And basic writing prompts for comic strips. Students shared current comic books that they read and what they are looking forwArd to in the comic strip world.