A key component of our reading instruction must be to teach students to make "mind pictures" or "mind movies" as they read. The ability to do this is vital to their ability to understand what is read. Students who can't generate pictures struggle to understand. So how do we know if our students can do this? Use these graphic novel templates to help them visualize!
This package provides 22 pages of different graphic novel templates to spur on the imagination and provide evidence of visualization while reading. Just choose the one most suitable for the current reading activity and you're all set!
Also included is a built-in evaluation rubric for each page: I often assess my students on CONTENT (could you picture X amount of scenes and fill in each picture with details), ACCURACY ( do the details match the details presented in the story/chapter/passage) and PRESENTATION (organization and clarity of ideas).
I have used these templates and the students love them. They get to try their hand at creating their own graphic novel pages, and I get a great assessment of how well they can "picture" while they read. I hope you find them as useful as I do.