It’s Friday, an exhausting, yet exhilarating day. ComicFest!
A day devoted to kicking-off our Graphic Novel unit.
We set up six stations in the library for our 64 sixth graders.
We watched a video on the different screen shots, and then used the iPad to take photos using the different shot angles.
We explored a website about different speech bubbles that are used in graphic novels.
We created comics on the iPads with the Strip Designer app.
We explored characters’ emotions and expressions with Corbett Harrisons’ Mr. Stick.
We completed a comic about two kids in a dump.
But the most talked about station? Bubble Talk—the comics answer to Apples to Apples. You’ve just got to get this game.
My teaching partner, Heidi, and I stayed after school to clean up and look at the students’ work. We were exhausted, but delighted to discover that our students had a blast and actually learned a lot. ComicFest was worth all of the work that went into the planning and set-up.