My students love using technology to share what they've learned and they always feel successful using Comic Life . . . me too. Using an easy application like Comic Life helps each student feel successful with his/her finished product.
The template includes areas for showing understanding of : summary, setting, theme, connections (text to text, text to self, etc.), conflict, character and opinion.
This is a template for you and your students to use to create their own book reports/reviews using Comic Life. This template is modifiable. (Computers must have Comic Life application installed in order to use this template . . . see my first post to learn more about Comic Life.) Note: This template is for MAC USERS ONLY.
In the zip file, you will find that the first page of the Comic Life file is a template for the students to use electronically, and the second page is one to use for prewriting. Teachers can print off the prewriting page and have their students complete that in order to be able to complete the tech activity using a computer . . . I have found this is a great incentive for reluctant writers! Nine times out of ten those reluctant writers will complete a prewriting activity if it is their ticket to using the computer and creating a beautiful product of their work.
Note: "The Where the Red Fern Grows" poster is a sample and is not included in the zip file.
©Laurie Walsh http://techwithouttears.blogspot.com