Graphic Novel Unit

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In The Middle Curriculum
Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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It’s hard to find a student who doesn’t LOVE reading a graphic novel! There’s just something about seeing the story come alive that makes reading extra fun!  

In this 160+ page unit, we leverage students’ enthusiasm for graphic novels and meld it with research and informational writing (to teach the national standards). The result is this LOW PREP, print and digital resource!  

This month-long graphic novel unit will guide you through teaching your students all about graphic novels, their unique elements and how to convert traditional text into a graphic novel format. Students will learn how to read and analyze graphic novels for their literary aspects then create a research-based graphic novel biography.

****Although this resource contains lessons focused on how to create a biography graphic novel, you can easily adapt the lessons to teach your students how to convert stories, personal narratives or other types of informational text into a graphic novel format!*****

This resources was created using Google slides.


  • Pacing Guide
  • Standards List
  • 4 Lesson Presentations

*Introduction to Graphic Novel Elements

*Graphic Novel vs. Novel- Literary Elements (Setting, Dialogue, Mood, Traits)

*How to Create a Graphic Novel Activity

*Biography Graphic Novel Project

  • Reading Comprehension Activity Sheets
  • Assessments with answer keys
  • Applying Graphic Novel Elements Practice
  • Storyboard
  • Research Planning Pages
  • 10 Unique Graphic Novel Layout Templates
  • Graphic Novel Biography Project Checklist
  • Rubric
  • Links to Digital Files

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Biography Genre Unit

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In The Middle Curriculum

Total Pages
160 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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