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Understanding Comics & Cartooning in Year 8

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Comics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 8, if time allows before the end of term, we introduce the students to Comics & Cartooning using Comic Life.

The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own characters, front cover and comic strips or narrative.

This unit is intended to introduce students to photostories and develop the students technical skills with Comic Life and remind them of the importance of mocking-up and building on mistakes made during planning and drafting on paper.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class demonstration, student mirroring the activity on their work stations and the key steps are supported with a range of guides and worksheets.

The formal assessments during the unit are designed to ensure that a particular competency has been achieved.

Supporting Resources

Basic_Comic_Conventions.ppt
Comedy_Evaluation.ppt
Comic_Comedy.ppt
Comic_Evaluation.ppt
Comic_Grid.ppt
Comic_Keywords.ppt
Comic_Signs_and_Symbols.ppt
Comic_Storyboard.ppt
Comics.ppt
Simpsons_Comic_Storyboard.ppt
Simpsons_The_Comic.ppt


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