A student’s drawing of the survival characteristics/traits needed help them find a solution when confronted with a problem.Students created vocabulary lists from their readings, “Hatchet”.
In a writing exercise, students were asked to take 7 key vocabulary words from a page in their books. They were asked to create a writing based of those words.
“I saw the bush plane coming toward the shore of the beach. The sun was glistening on my sunglasses. As I was running away my wet feet knocked over my food. The sand didn’t make it any better. I lost my orange flip flops.”
– student writing
Students were introduced to the work of artist Joe Sacco.Joe Sacco is a cartoonist and journalist. He is known for his comic journalism. His work documents his travelings in the Middle East through journalism and cartoons. His books document life and politics in the Middle East. He has created comic books about : Palestine, Israel, Bosnia, just to name a few.
Brainstorming Your Comic Book Concept/Ideas!
Students were asked to come up with an idea for a concept and plot for their comic books. They were asked to think of real life situations or obstacles. Students were reminded to keep in mind of the place their story takes place and the kind of characters it has.Some student’s concept dealt with Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (O.C.D), while others were about bullying or figuring out different ways to get home after school to avoid gangs.
Student’s plot had to contain a resolution. Students began by creating a story board that had a beginning, middle and end.