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  • 1. Cartoons
    Melissa García ………….
    Arturo Alan González Padilla
    MónicaCardoza
  • 2. Cartoons Can:
    Be used from beginner level to advanced level for a variety of language and discussion activities.
    Tell a complex story in a few images
    Provide comment and provoke thought on events and issues in the news
    Give an example of vocabulary related to current trends and fads
    Provide easily identifiable characters to form the basis for sketches
    Show culture in action with the ways that men or women are behaving and are expected to behave
    Comment on and illustrate a whole range of issues like racism, teenage relationships, sexism, ageism, family relationships.
  • 3. Positive Features
    Appeal to the child in us
    Story Line
    Language
    Culture
  • 4. Negative Features
    No clues from visual articulation
    The use of children’s or unusual voice
    Exaggerated Speech Features
  • 5. How to use a cartoon
    Theme
    The most obvious reason for using a cartoon in class is our desire to useits content to teach about a topic.  Good cartoons tell a story and have a moral or lesson to teach
    Language
    Despite silent viewing for prediction or dialogue activities, we usually use a video for its language to provide students with listening input.  Some cartoons contain mostly action and have very little dialogue.  Others contain too many strange voices combined with sound effects that further obscure clarity.
  • 6. Activities
    Cloze
    Reading a Transcript
    Performing a Mini-play
    Comprehension Questions
  • 7. Activity
    The purpose of the following activity is to improve the speaking and writing skills of the students.
    The students are going to receive a comic cartoon and then they´ll erase the dialogues and create new ones; the new dialogues have to be creative and funny.
  • 8. Bibliography
    http://mx.nthu.edu.tw/~katchen/professional/cartoons.htm
    http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/using-cartoons-comic-strips
    http://www.learnenglish.de/Teachers/captions.htm