Motivating Writing with Comic Strips - Elinda Gjondedaj

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Motivating Writing with Comic Strips - Elinda Gjondedaj

  1. 1. Motivate Writing with.... Comic Strips TeachMeet International Online Meeting 17/12/2011 By Elinda Gjondedaj
  2. 2. Why to use comic strips? <ul><li>Authentic material </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of discourse with artistic creativity and expression </li></ul><ul><li>Visual language </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to all the ages (Real-life language) </li></ul><ul><li>Funny way to learn </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing <ul><li>Give comics with empty bubbles... </li></ul>...and ask students to give voice to the characters
  4. 4. Writing <ul><li>Write a short story inspired by the comic </li></ul><ul><li>Write what the characters are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the characters in a short </li></ul><ul><li>paragraph </li></ul>Follow-up writing activities ''Anyone who sees a blank talk or thought balloon floating over the head of a character wants to fill it in with words and thoughts; doing so is the first step to telling a story'' Bill Zimmerman – Creator of makebeliefscomix
  5. 5. Writing <ul><li>Ask students create their own comics strips or even books. </li></ul>Created by my younger student, 8 years old Some comic book ideas: <ul><li>My life in comics </li></ul><ul><li>My superhero story </li></ul><ul><li>My ideal world </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some Comic Strip Ideas <ul><li>You have three wishes. What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>With the snap of your fingers you could change yourself. Who or what would you become? </li></ul><ul><li>Your characters are given the power to be bold and brave for one day? What great deeds would they do? </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine you could talk with a character from a favorite book. Who would that be? What would you talk about? </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to create your own comic strip? <ul><li>Makebeliefscomix.com </li></ul><ul><li>Writecomics.com </li></ul><ul><li>Superherosquad.marvel.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you for attending! <ul><li>You can see my work at: </li></ul><ul><li>Magic in Education! - Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>www.magicineducation.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Elinda Gjondedaj </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>@ElindaGjondedaj </li></ul>

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