Lesson Concept: Sequential Poetry ComicsPosted: 11-12-2007
We generated this concept during our “Teacher Tuesday: Comics in theÂ Classroom”Â workshop for teachers on December 11, 2007.
- Take a sample poem (i.e., a Shel Silverstein poem, with a strong narrative or graphic style).
- Design a cartoon character based on the poem (a character in the poem, or the voice of the poem, etc.).
- Turn the poem into a comic strip!Â Using a certain number of panels (or a range of panels), retell the poem.Â Include in each panel some part of the poem, plus a relevant picture of the character.
SKILLS:Â Understanding & re-presenting concepts from literature, dividing a poem into discrete ideas or sections, connecting artistic style & presentation with literary content.