Make your own comics
G 3 level
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about making comics in the context of how we express ourselves.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of how we express ourselves
Procedure (31-41 minutes)
Ask st the following questions: 1. What are some ways we could express ourselves? 2. What are some other ways that people use to express themselves? 3. Can people express themselves using art? 4. Which type of art do you think is the best to use to express ourselves? Why?
Ask st: What examples of ways to express ourselves have we read about so far? answer: illustrators (pictures), authors (words), and kamishibai (pictures and telling stories). Tell st that today we will be watching a video about one of the ways to express ourselves. Pre-teach vocabulary: Write the following words on WB and elicit meaning: exhibition - comics - museum - character - competition - light bulb - actual (provide examples if necessary)
Tell st that they will watch the video and answer the following Qs in pairs or groups of 3. Write the Qs on WB: 1.What is the name of the exhibition? (Ka-Boom!) 2. At what age can someone start making comics? (as soon as you can hold a pencil) 3. Who is "Octaboom"? (a character that Eddie created) Have st work together and write their answers on a piece of paper. Have st choose a speaker to read out their answer. Give feedback.
Tell st that they will watch the video again and answer the following Qs in the same groups. Write the Qs on WB: 1.What does Eddie want to do next? (What is her goal?)== (make actual/famous comics) 2. How do comics help children with reading and writing? (2ex) (Children read more because it's fun, the sentences and texts are shorter so they are easy to read, students who enjoy drawing can draw pictures and write stories about them, it doesn't fell like homework) Have st work together and write their answers on a piece of paper. Have st choose a speaker to read out their answer. Give feedback.
Have students work in pairs discussing these questions: 1. Do you want to make comics like Eddie? Why or why not? 2. What's your favourite way to express yourself? Why? Monitor and assist if needed.