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Saving the Earth Comic Strip

Objective: 1 Class
Students will be able to:
Create a comic strip that conveys a message about the earth, environment or recycling.

Instructional Methods:
Direct Instruction
Hands-On Activity

Materials/Resources:
Comic Strip Worksheet
Art supplies; crayons, pencils, markers, tape, construction paper, etc.)
Activity Instructions and Assessment


Standards:
The following standards are based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks

Science: Technology / Engineering
Engineering Design
Grades 3-5 2.2 Different ways a problem can be represented

Grades 6-8 2.2 Methods of representing solutions to a design problem

Communication
Grades 6-8 3.4 How symbols and icons are used to communicate a message

English

General Standard 20: Consideration of Audience an Purpose
20.3: Make distictions among fiction, non-fiction, dramatic literature, and poetry and use these genres
selectively when writing for different purposes.

General Standard 21: Revising
21.4: Revise writing to improve level of detail and precisionof language after deetermining where to
add images and sensory detail, combine sentences, vary sentences, and rearrange text.
21.5: Improve word choice by using dictionaries or a thesaurus.

General Standard 22: Standard English Conventions
22.7: Use additional knowldege of correct mechanics

General Standard 23: Organizing Ideas in Writing
23.6: Decide on the placement of descriptive details about setting, characters, and events in stories.






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Lesson Saving the Earth Comic Strip

Initiation:
Q.Raise your hand if you read the comics in the newspaper.
Q. Raise your hand if you read comic books.
Q. What type of comics do you read?
A. Japanese, Comic Strips, Comic Books


Procedure / Activity

Your challenge today is to create your own comic strip that consists of 6 panels in order to tell people
about something having to do with recycling, the environment, or any of the vocabulary words below.

Students will complete the Comic Strip Idea Worksheet
Get ideas on paper before starting.

Topics
Recycling
Clean Drinking Water
Conserving Electricity
Conserving Water
Clean Oceans
Deforestation
Forest Fires
Etc.

Students will create their own comic strip including a brief story, 2 characters and color as described in
the rubric provided.


Closure:

What was the hardest part about creating your own comic?
Story
Creating the Characters
Getting the Characters to look the same
Coloring the back ground
Etc.


Notes:I have enclosed a teacher example that shows different techniques and options when helping the students
create the comic. Some things can be alluded to, some characters do not have to be entirely in the frame, etc. I
recommend connecting with the art teacher for an interdisciplinary or co-teaching opportunity.

I am sure your students are better artists than I am.



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Assessment:
















































Saving the Earth ~ Comic Strip

Name: _____________________________ Date: ____________ Class: ___________


Story 25 points _________
Characters 25 points _________
Graphic Pictures 10 points _________
Color 10 points _________
Quality and Neatness 10 points _________
Completed on Time 10 points _________
Serious Approach 10 points _________

Total _________
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Saving the Earth ~ Comic Strip Idea Worksheet


Challenge: Create a comic strip that helps to communicate an idea promoting healthy habits to save the
earth.


My Main Idea / Topic is: __________________________________________________

My Main Character is: __________________________________________________

Description: __________________________________________________

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My Supporting Character is: __________________________________________________

Description: __________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

My story is about: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

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Using the layout on the next page, create an outline of what is going to happen in each box and what the
characters are going to look like.



Name: _______________________________________
Date: _________________ Class: ________________
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Saving the Earth ~ Comic Strip Characters


Main Character: _______________________________________________________





















Supporting Character: _______________________________________________________





















Name: _______________________________________
Date: _________________ Class: ________________


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