Comic Relief

Hold on to your plan books, teachers—today is National Comic Book Day! Does anyone besides me have fond memories of Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead?

For a fun change of pace, why not invite students to present today’s narrative writing assignment or journaling activity in comic book format? Characters, a setting, a problem, a solution, and a sense of closure are all essential parts of comic books too. Sure, there’ll be fewer words and more illustrations per page, but I’m also betting there will be a renewed eagerness to put pencils to paper.

Let me know how it goes! And, of course, I hope to hear about your favorite comic book characters too!



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