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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A bag of laughs – Comics and jokes

Level: KS2

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1. Comic Creator

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Source: www.readwritethink.org
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use interrogative sentences to ask questions

Writing:

  • Use the appropriate formats, conventions when a writing a variety of text types, e.g. comics
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts

Tool
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/

Planning sheet
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson236/comic-strip-storyelements.pdf

Brief Description
An online tool for creating a comic strip

User Tips:

  • Before writing, students can plan the flow of the story individually or in a groups using the 'Planning sheet'.
  • Input the title and author to start the creator.
  • Choose the template of the comic strip, e.g. 2 panels, 6 panels.
  • Select background, objects, characters and speech bubbles and write down the caption.
  • When the comic is completed, click 'Finish' to print out the product.

2. Comix

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Source: www.makebeliefscomix.com
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use interrogative sentences to ask questions

Writing:

  • Use the appropriate formats, conventions when a writing a variety of text types, e.g. comics
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Brief Description:
An online tool for creating comics

User Tips:

  • Students should plan the story plot before writing.
  • Read the demo before starting the writing.
  • Click 'Enter' to start.
  • Input the title and author of the comic. Select number of panels in the comic.
  • Click on characters, objects, speech bubbles and make use of the arrows to make changes. Write on the speech bubbles.
  • When the comic is completed, click 'next' to email or print out the comic strips.
  • Students are encouraged to share their writing with others through email.

3. School Jokes

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Source: www.kidsjokes.co.uk
Media: Web page 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use interrogative sentences to ask questions

Reading:

  • Understand the intention, attitudes and feelings conveyed in a text by recognizing features such as the choice and use of language
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

http://www.kidsjokes.co.uk/jokes/school/index.html

Brief Description:
A list of jokes about schooling

User Tips:

  • Click on any titles to read the relevant jokes.
  • Teachers can highlight the language used in the jokes and let students understand the intention, attitudes and feelings conveyed in the text.
  • For more able students, click on the left menu to choose jokes about different topics.

Other resources  

Kids Comics
List of comics of different characters
http://www.kidcomics.com/en/index.html

Peanuts
List of comics on Peanuts characters
http://comics.com/peanuts

Garfield's Comic Strips
List of comics on Garfield and friends. Teachers can fill in the search box to search comics of different themes.
http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html

Make your own comics (By www.scholastic.com)
An online tool for creating comics for Charlotte's Web
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/flashlightreaders/charlottesweb/comic/

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