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Web based lessons ppt

  1. 1. <ul><li>TEACHING EFL THROUGH COMICS </li></ul><ul><li>A WEB - BASED LESSON PL AN </li></ul><ul><li>Author: María Aurora Ovalles </li></ul><ul><li>Professor: Evelyn Izquierdo </li></ul><ul><li>July, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The following web based plan has been created with the purpose of incorporating internet tools in the EFL classroom and developing writing skills in a creative and fun way. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Date: December, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher: María Aurora Ovalles. </li></ul><ul><li>Class level: Teenagers / Pre - intermediate </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson lenght: two sessions of 90 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Topic: Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: To conceive,create and publish for a real audience comic strips in English around the topic of Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: to develop writing skills in a fun and creative way. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce learners to process writing stages: pre writing, drafting,editing and publishing </li></ul><ul><li>To promote peer editing </li></ul><ul><li>To promote learning autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites used: Toon doo </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http: // ww.toondoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale for selecting this site: Toon doo is a comic strip creator, easy to use and versatile. It allows writing, editing and publishing and it is free. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Other materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper, pens ,pencils, crayons </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher preparation: </li></ul><ul><li>Check internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Open website </li></ul><ul><li>Steps for learners: </li></ul><ul><li>Description of pre - computer classroom activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students to bring comics strips in English to cla </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm about comics and their characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Explain learners class objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are given a copy of a blank comic strip template </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will plan the content of their comic strips individually and place ideas on the template given(pre writing and drafting) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Description of computer online activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will be instructed on the use of Toon doo as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the link http: // toondoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create a free account. Choose your username, password, and write down your email address. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ¨toondoo maker. Create your own comic¨ </li></ul><ul><li>Select the 3 panels layout </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a character </li></ul><ul><li>Drag it to the comic strip </li></ul><ul><li>Add speech bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your previously planned content </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Save your comic clicking on ¨save¨ </li></ul><ul><li>Add a title, a short description and some tags. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ¨publish¨ and click on the options ¨keep it private¨ </li></ul><ul><li>Go to ¨my toondoos¨ and edit if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Email this comic to your teacher email address and classmates for feedback. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Description of follow up activities </li></ul><ul><li>:Learners peer edit comic strips content, gramar and mechanics. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will check comic strips and give feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Comics strips will be published and placed on the class wiki </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Optional activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Print comic strips and place them on the wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize a comics school event and invite parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize a comic strips contest and publish winner´s work on the School newsletter </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thank you very much for your attention </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>http: // www.toondoo.com </li></ul>

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