Ideas for use: Spelling/Vocabulary:Give students a set of vocabulary or spelling words they must use. Character Traits: Assign a character trait and have students make a character demonstrate that trait. Punctuation: After students finish comic strips, have them re-write the dialogue in paragraph form with appropriate punctuation (quotations marks, commas). Example: The gorilla wondered, "If I was a different animal, what could I be?" Theme: Choose a theme (moral of the story, life lesson) and have students create a comic strip modeling that theme. Just for fun: Inside recess, early finishers, etc.