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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Teaching Literary Terms With Comics

Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

One of my favorite ways to get students interested in the creative writing process is to have them create comic strips. Knowledge literary terms and devices is an important aspect of understanding how to craft good fiction. In Hero vs. Antihero Rebecca Ray explains shares examples of using Storyboard That to create comic strips to help students understand literary terms. Rebecca includes a sample scoring rubric and Common Core standards at the end of the activity outline.

Applications for Education
As is demonstrated in the Hero vs. Antihero activity outline, you could have students create short comic strips in which they showcase the use of a literary term or device. Your students could also use Storyboard That to share re-create and share the use of a literary device as they found it in a book.

If you have not tried Storyboard That, consider attending my free digital storytelling webinar next week. Included in that webinar will be a demonstration of using the Storyboard That Edmodo app.

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