FREEBIE Lesson: Introduction to Comics (w. Graphic Novel Journal Pages!

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FREE! This is much more than an art lesson! These comic handouts and assignments are specifically and strategically designed to teach about comics AND work with ACADEMIC projects in classrooms. Have students "show what they know" in SCHOOL with COMICS!

This lesson introduces students to the world of comics through handouts and assignments. Use before comic projects or graphic novel reading units! Includes Anatomy of a Comic Strip handout and Comic Vocabulary list! Bonus: Graphic Novel notes!

All documents are pdfs.

This Lesson Includes:

1 Tips for Teachers Overview
Lesson Directions
1 Handout (Anatomy of a Comic Strip)
1 Handout (Comic Vocabulary)
Assignment Pages 1 and 2-Introducing Comics
Comics Survey (for Class)
2 Lesson-Specific Pages from the Comics in Classrooms Guidebook
1 Homework Sheet (Choose a Comic)

If you are in need of comics resources, this is the fantastic website of educator Tim Smyth (featured on PBS):
This site provides comics sorted by academic focus (!), blog posts, links to free comic resources, comic news for teachers, and information about Tim’s upcoming presentations and appearances. This wonderful comics site is entirely from a teacher’s perspective and loaded with links you will love!

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Blank Templates and Pages
Lesson 2- Composition
Lesson 3- Drawing Faces
Lesson 4- Drawing Emotions
Lesson 5- Panels
Lesson 6- Backgrounds (Settings)
Lesson 7- Panel Variety and POV
Lesson 8- Using Text
Lesson 9-Characters
Lesson 10- Styles and Symbols
Lesson 11- Making Comics (Class Project)

Great for alternate projects, classroom comic projects, or as an arts unit. Use this popular and effective medium of to illustrate classroom novels and literature, bring history to life, discuss science and math concepts, educate about awareness, and MORE. While most resources use an artist perspective, Illumismart's guides and assignments were designed for any academic purposes. NO DRAWING BACKGROUND required for students OR teachers! Lessons focus more on ideas and concepts rather than art skills. The handouts and assignments were created in a way to improve and entertain students of ALL drawing levels from beginners to advanced. While they work best in order, lessons and Focus Areas can work well as individual assignments. All assignments were designed to lead up to the Original Comic Strip final assignment.


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