Have you considered using comics in speech but didn’t know where to start? Did you not want to try it due to all the possible prep?
Why use comics?
Comics are a fun way to elicit a ton of language! Students can be required to give characters a voice, make them think, and describe their actions. You can work on so many goals in a motivating way! It is a great way to bring a literacy-based activity without a reading passage. Your students can answer comprehension questions without having to decode a single word!
What goals can you address?
- Social skills
- Asking and answering questions
- Sentence structure
- Verb tenses
- Perspective taking
- Higher level thinking
- And so much more!
What are some low prep ways to do this?
*Grab photos, picture cards, illustrations from picture books, or Google images and have students give them a voice. They can verbally tell you what they would think or say or draw in a speech/thought bubble. They do make speech and though bubble sticky notes and stickers. CLICK HERE to read about how I use speech bubbles with Norman Rockwell art!
*Use a free comic strip creator website. I love having my students use their creativity to create scenes to retell personal narratives, tell stories in their own words, or make their own fictional characters. CLICK HERE to read more about this website.
*Use photo apps like the Thought Bubble app to take selfies or photos of characters from storybooks and give them a thought or voice! Click HERE to learn more about this app!
*Use printables available on Teachers Pay Teachers. There are many out there (I have many in my own store since I love them so much).
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