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Author: Helena Wallace Title: The trip to Spain Topic: One of the reasons to learn a new language Audience: 9 th grade students in a Spanish level 1 class

Goals/Objectives:

This will serve as an example to a cartoon that students will have to put together at the end of the semester. They will have to recreate a story about a vocabulary theme or cultural event that they have learned about in class. For this example, I used a cartoon of a vacation trip to a place outside the US to reinforce the idea that learning a new language can be very useful and rewarding. I wanted to show that even with a small amount of knowledge of a foreign language, you can visit new places, learn about their culture and make new friends.

Script (Use Comic Book Scripting Techniques Document to Help):

Page 1 Title - The Trip to Spain

Panel 1 [Panel positioned on the right, below the title. Picture of a student in a graduation cap. Picture will be run through a filter]

Caption 2 [Caption to the right and centered of panel 1]

Narratory block: Proud parents give their son a graduation present

Image 3 [Large image of a plane ticket centered in the middle of the page just bellow panel 1 and 2, with the words “trip to Madrid, Spain” added. Add some background fill to the panel; play around with the colors until finding one that works well with the image]

Panel 4 [Panel locate all the way to the left at the bottom of the page. Picture of an airplane with the made up “Spanish Airways Flights” company written on it. Inside this panel, underneath the airplane, next to the wing engine, add a small square with the picture of a teen’s face that will be used in the comic]

Narratory Block (top right corner): Spain here I come!

Image 5 [Picture at the bottom right corner of panel 4, of a passport stamp from the airport of Madrid]

Page 2 Panel 6 [Panel on the top left of page 2. Picture of Madrid’s airport in the background (outside view). Add image of the teen.]

Luke: Welcome to Spain. Let’s get a cab and go explore ...

Image 7 [Panel to the right side of the page halfway positioned in relation to panel 6. Picture of Cibeles Fountain]

Narrator block (top right corner of picture): Cibeles Fountain

Image 8 [Panel on the left of the screen under panel 6. Picture of Stadium Santiago Bernabéu]

Narratory block (bottom left corner of the picture): Stadium Santiago Bernabéu

Panel 9 [Large panel locate at bottom of the page, centered in the middle. Picture of Plaza de Toros, in the background with the teen boy on the left corner of the image and a group of 3 teen girls on the right side.]

Luke (Teen boy): Plaza de Toros, and…wow! Spanish girls that I must meet…

Page 3 Panel 10 [Large panel located at the top of the page, centered in the middle. Use same image of Plaza de Toros in the background. The image of girl’s stays in the same place as previous panel, image of the boy moves to the right, closer to the girls.]

Luke (make letters bigger to show confidence): Hello ladies, how are you?

Teen girls:??? ¿Qué dice? ????”

Panel 11

[Panel located on the left of the page under panel 10. Image of 3 girls with 3 hearts next to the blond girl. Add some background fill to the panel; play around with the colors until finding one that works well with the image]

Teen with pants: Vamos, no vale la pena.

Teen with purse: No habla Español.

Blond teen: “Pero es guapo

Panel 12 [Panel to the right of panel 11 off center towards the bottom. Image of the boy on the left of the panel and add a thinking bubble. With the help of PP, inside the bubble, create an image that has a chalkboard with the words “Hello = !Hola! and How are you = ¿Cómo estás?” On the right corner of the chalkboard add a picture of a classroom with the words Spanish Class. Add some background fill to the panel; play around with the colors until finding one that works well with the image]

Page 4 Panel 13 [Panel positioned in the top, middle of the page. Picture of Plaza Mayor in the back, boy in the middle, next to him on his right only the blond girl]

Luke: ¡Hola!

Blond girl” ¡Hola!

Luke: ¿Cómo estás?

Blond girl: Bien, ¿Cómo te llamas?

Panel 14 [Single panel all the way to the left with boy standing alone under panel 13. Use jagged speech bubble to show that he is frustrated with what she said. Add some background fill to the panel; play around with the colors until finding one that works well with the image]

Luke (1 st bubble): Oh no!!!¿Cómo te llamas? (2 nd bubble): What is she saying?

Panel 15

[Single thinking bubble to the right of panel 13 in the middle of the page]

Narratory block (using the thinking bubble): Remember…

Panel 16 [Panel to the right of the speech bubble, all the way to the right of the page. Image of a book with a Spanish lesson. Add some background fill to the panel; play around with the colors until finding one that works well with the image]

Narratory block (inside the book, put together with PP):

Page 1 Greetings & Goodbyes Hola = hello Cómo estás? = how are you? Cómo te llamas? = what’s your name? Adios = goodbye Page 2 Hablo um poco de Español = I speak a little Spanish Guapo = handsome, pretty

Panel 17 [Panel at the bottom of the left corner of the page. Use the background image of the Plaza Mayor, the same boy and girl from panel 13 positioned closer together]

Luke: Me llamo Luke. Hablo un poco de Español

Anna (blond girl): Me llamo Anna, I speak a little English.

Luke: Cool… Uh, vamos party, fiesta?

Anna: Sí, fiesta con my friends.

Lettering 18 [Located to the right of panel 17 all the way to the bottom of the page.]

Narratory block: PARTY TIME NEW FRIENDS

Page 5 Panel 19 [Locate on the top left of the page, image of people inside a dance club. You cannot see our characters; you only see the speech bubbles]

Speech bubble 1:Fiesta good, right?

Speech bubble 2: Fiesta Awesome!

Speech bubble 3: ¡Viva España! Speech bubble 4: ¡Fiesta!

Panel 20 [Large panel centered on the page bellow panel 19. Image of the Luke to the left of the panel]

Narratory block: Later on that night …

Luke (1 st bubble): I need to send a thank you note to my Spanish teacher (2 nd bubble): She was right, new friends and new adventures with just a little bit of Spanish!!!

Lettering 21 [All the way to the right, under panel 21 write the words The end]

Panel 22

[Large panel across the bottom of the page, with the references and source citation of picture that need it] Narratory block:

Pictures of locations in Madrid retrieved from Goodfreephotos, and Flickr with usage rights to copy, share and modify.

PowerPoint application was used to manipulate images retrieved from the Creative Commons website

Image of teens retrieved from freepik.com website which requests only to give credit to the author by writing the website code:

  • 1 - picture of the teen with the pants <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

  • 2 - picture of the blond teen and the one with the purse <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

  • 3 - picture of the boy <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

Storyboard

SCENE DESCRIPTION:
SCENE DESCRIPTION:
 
SCRIPT:
SCRIPT:
Page 1

Page 1

Panel 1

Caption 2 [Caption to the right and centered of panel 1]

 

Narratory block: Proud parents give their son a graduation present

Image 3

Image 3

Panel 4 Narratory Block (top right corner): Spain here I come!

Panel 4 Narratory Block (top right corner): Spain here I come!

Image 5

Image 5

Page 2

Page 2

Panel 6

 

Luke: Welcome to Spain. Let’s get a cab and go explore ...

Image 7 Narrator block (top right corner of picture): Cibeles Fountain Image 8 Narratory block (bottom
 
Image 7 Narrator block (top right corner of picture): Cibeles Fountain

Image 7 Narrator block (top right corner of picture): Cibeles Fountain

Image 8 Narratory block (bottom left corner of the picture):

Stadium Santiago Bernabéu

Stadium Santiago Bernabéu

Panel 9

Luke (Teen boy): Plaza de Toros, and…wow! Spanish girls that I must meet…

Luke (Teen boy): Plaza de Toros, and…wow! Spanish girls that I must meet…

Image 7 Narrator block (top right corner of picture): Cibeles Fountain Image 8 Narratory block (bottom
Page 3

Page 3

Panel 10

Panel 10

Luke (make letters bigger to show confidence):

Hello ladies, how are you?

Teen girls:??? ¿Qué dice? ????”

Teen girls:??? ¿Qué dice? ????”

Panel 11

Teen with pants: Vamos, no vale la pena.

Teen with pants: Vamos, no vale la pena.

Teen with purse: No habla Español.

Blond teen: “Pero es guapo

Teen girls:??? ¿Qué dice? ????” Panel 11 Teen with pants: Vamos, no vale la pena. Teen
Panel 12 With the help of PP, inside the bubble, create an image that has a

Panel 12 With the help of PP, inside the bubble, create an image that has a chalkboard with the words “Hello = !Hola! and How are you = ¿Cómo estás?”

Teen girls:??? ¿Qué dice? ????” Panel 11 Teen with pants: Vamos, no vale la pena. Teen

Page 4 Panel 13 Luke: ¡Hola!

Blond girl” ¡Hola!

Blond girl” ¡Hola!

Luke: ¿Cómo estás?

Blond girl: Bien, ¿Cómo te llamas?

Blond girl: Bien, ¿Cómo te llamas?

Panel 14 Luke (1 bubble): Oh no!!!¿Cómo te llamas? (2 bubble): What is she saying?

Panel 14 Luke (1 st bubble): Oh no!!!¿Cómo te llamas? (2 nd bubble): What is she saying?

Panel 15 [Single thinking bubble to the right of panel 13 in the middle of the

Panel 15 [Single thinking bubble to the right of panel 13 in the middle of the page]

Narratory block (using the thinking bubble):

 

Remember…

Panel 16 Narratory block (inside the book, put together with PP):

Page 1 Greetings & Goodbyes Hola = hello Cómo estás? = how are you? Cómo te llamas? = what’s your name? Adios = goodbye Page 2 Hablo um poco de Español = I speak a little Spanish Guapo = handsome, pretty

Panel 17 Luke: Me llamo Luke. Hablo un poco de Español

Panel 17 Luke: Me llamo Luke. Hablo un poco de Español

Anna (blond girl): Me llamo Anna, I speak a little English.

Luke: Cool… Uh, vamos party, fiesta?

Anna: Sí, fiesta com my friends.

Panel 17 Luke: Me llamo Luke. Hablo un poco de Español Anna (blond girl): Me llamo
Lettering 18 [Located to the right of panel 17 all the way to the bottom of

Lettering 18 [Located to the right of panel 17 all the way to the bottom of the page.]

Narratory block: PARTY TIME NEW FRIENDS

Page 5 Panel 19 Speech bubble 1:Fiesta good, right?

 

Speech bubble 2: Fiesta Awesome!

Speech bubble 3: ¡Viva España!

Speech bubble 4: ¡Fiesta!

Panel 20 Narratory block: Later on that night …

Luke (1 bubble): I need to send a thank you note to my Spanish teacher (2

Luke (1 st bubble): I need to send a thank you note to my Spanish teacher (2 nd bubble): She was right, new friends and new adventures with just a little bit of Spanish!!!

Lettering 21 [All the way to the right, under panel 21 write the words The end]
 

Lettering 21 [All the way to the right, under panel 21 write the words The end]

Panel 22 [Large panel across the bottom of the page, with the references and source citation for picture that need it]

Narratory block:

 

Pictures of locations in Madrid retrieved from Goodfreephotos, and Flickr with usage rights to copy, share and modify.

PowerPoint application was used to manipulate images retrieved from the Creative Commons website

Image of teens retrieved from freepik.com website which requests only to give credit to the author by writing the website code:

  • 1 - picture of the teen with the pants <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-

vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

  • 2 - picture of the blond teen and the one with the purse

<a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-

vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

  • 3 - picture of the boy <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-

vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>

BASIC SHAPES/ELEMENTS:

 

Regular squares and rectangle panels. Creative use of PowerPoint to manipulate images to accommodate the needs of the script

MEDIA SELECTION RATIONALE:

 

* 1 - Filter added to disguise the face of the student

 

because I will use a cartoon later on for the same character

* 3 - Picture of an airline ticket to identify the present from the parents. With the help of PowerPoint (PP) the location of the trip is written on the ticket.

* 4 - With the help of PP, I wrote a made up airline name with the countries name, to reinforce the location of the trip. Also added a picture of the main character in a small square , pointing at a window in the plane so viewers can start to follow his adventure.

* 5 – Passport stamp to identify the country and city that he arrived in.

*6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17 – All these pictures are famous and cultural locations that are on the must see list when you visit Madrid.

*10 – This sentence “¿qué dice?” (what did he say?) will be in Spanish because this cartoon is directed to students who are learning Spanish. They will understand it because this is some of the first sentences that they learn in class. “¿” This is an upside down question mark that needs to be used every time you write a question in Spanish.

*11 – Again all words in Spanish, students need to practice comprehension and when they do their own examples they will need to add complete sentences in Spanish to their cartoons. “¡” This upside down exclamation point is also use in the Spanish language before expressions of excitement.

*15 - The book with the lesson will help students remember some of the Spanish sentence that the characters are using.

*16 - The mixture of Spanish and English words is made on purpose because this is typical of the culture. People in Spanish countries will try to speak your language only if you give them the same courtesy. Sometimes after this initial communication, you realize that their knowledge of your language is as minimal as yours.

*19 - I did not use the characters in the last slide because

they did not matter. The students can see that everyone is having fun. COPYRIGHT: * Picture
they did not matter. The students can see that everyone is
having fun.
COPYRIGHT:
* Picture of graduate, airplane ticket, airplane and passport
stamp, book, chalkboard and classroom retrieved from
Creative Commons website with usage rights to copy,
share and modify
* Image of teens retrieved from freepik.com website
which requests only to give credit to the author by writing
the website code:
1.
Male teen:
<a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-
vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>
2.
Blond teen and teen with purse:
<a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-
vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>
3.
Teen with pants:
<a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-
vectors/people">People vector designed by Freepik</a>
* Pictures of cultural locations retrieved from Creative
commons – Goodfreephotos, and Flickr with usage rights
to copy, share and modify.
PERSPECTIVE:
This story is made from the boy’s perspective. He tells the
story of his trip to Spain.
The language of the cartoon is simple, the use of Spanish
is basic and it follows a logical sentence.