||Creating a Classic Comic Book
Submitted by: Michael
Date: July 31, 1994
To help students clearly delineate the plot line(s) and help them to remember key
lines of text.
book layout paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, tape, glue, scissors, etc.
You may use the following comic layout which contains boxes
for 18 key scenes, or you may create your own book.
- Choose at least 18 key scenes from the play.
- Next choose the most important piece of text from that
- Write a narration or a summary to carry the plot line
between those scenes.
- Draw and color or cut and paste pictures to illustrate the
- Include the text in comic balloons.
Be creative and have fun with this.
Tape, tack, nail, glue, etc. a large sheet of white paper to the
wall. Instruct the students that each day when they come in they can draw the story
of the play being studied. Have markers, crayons, etc. available. Each drawing
must include the pertinent text. The large sheet of paper should be titled (i.e. The
Tragedy of Macbeth) and should have an example already drawn on it (i.e. the three
witches saying "Fair is foul, and foul is fair..."). Include the act,
scene, and line number(s).
This project can start at the beginning of the study of the play and
continue throughout its reading or you can use it as a variation of Telling
the Story as a review of the play.
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