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Superhero Comic Strip

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Subject:Arts & Humanities
Grade:3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students create a new superhero and write a comic strip about the superhero!

Objectives

Students

  • explain the difference between a superhero and a hero.
  • create a new superhero character.
  • develop a comic strip based on the new character.

Keywords

hero, superhero

Materials Needed

N/A

Lesson Plan

Complete this activity in three lessons.

Lesson 1

  • Begin the lesson with these questions: Who are your favorite superheroes? Why? Describe them. What is the difference between a superhero and a hero?
  • Tell students to imagine that they have been asked to create a new superhero for a comic strip. What would that superhero look like? What special powers might he or she have?
  • Organize students into small groups. Tell students to work together to create their superhero and write a four- to five-panel comic strip for their new superhero.

Lesson 2

Let students work together to develop their superhero and comic strip. Let students bring in superhero comics for reference. If Internet access is available, you might have students consult the Superhero Cartoon Database and The Superhero Dictionary for visual references and background information.

Lesson 3

Have students share their superhero comic strips in class.
Extension: Collect the comic strips and bind them together to create a superhero "comic book."

Assessment

Evaluate students' abilities to work together in cooperative groups and completed comic strips.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.4
NL-ENG.K-12.5
NL-ENG.K-12.6
NL-ENG.K-12.8
NL-ENG.K-12.12

Visual Arts:
NA-VA.K-4.1
NA-VA.5-8.1
NA-VA.9-12.1

Originally published 01/08/2001
Last updated 12/01/2010

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