Bienvenue, young readers and educators! In the colourful realm of language and culture, the world of French comic strips offers a delightful journey of exploration and learning. As we embark on this adventure, we will uncover the fascinating universe of French comic strips and discover how they can become a captivating tool for teaching and learning for students in grades 4-6.
Please note that the downloadable lesson is at the bottom of this post!
I like to start off my comic strip unit in stations. I have 3 stations and students remain at each station for about 20 minutes.
Station 1: Comic Strip Information & Note Taking
Have students read up on the slides that I have made and take notes (on the following two pages) on the questions asked and jot down any other questions they may have about comic strips.
Station 2: Comic Strip/Book Exploration
If you have comic books, great! If not, go ahead to your school library or public library and take out as many comic books as you see fit. I usually try to take out mostly French ones, but I do bring a few English books as well. I also recommend finding comic strips from newspapers, magazines, online, etc., and printing those out as well for students to see since this is what they will be doing.
Station 3: Comic Strip Creation
Print a few copies of the instructions and the example provided (a few slides down) for this station. Have students observe and read the comic strip. Add blank comic strip cards and have students create a quick comic strip on their own (no they won’t be done right, and that’s OK). It’s just for fun for now.
Here is your Free Content on French Grade 4-6 Comic Strip Writing Lesson Plans - PDFs
Day 1: Comic Strip Centres
Centre 1: Comic Strip Slideshow and Notes
Centre 2: Comic Strip/Book Exploration
Centre 3: Comic Strip Creation
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Day 1: Comic Centres (Downloadable Above)
- Centre 1: Comic Strip Slideshow and Notes
- Centre 2: Comic Strip/Book Exploration
- Centre 3: Comic Strip Creation
Day 2: Comic Sharing (Members Only)
- Comic Slideshow Review
- Class Discussion: Differences between comic strips/books
- Comic Strip Sharing
Day 3: Comic Shared Reading (Members Only)
- Onomatopoeia Text Exploration
Day 4: Parts of Comic Strips: Panels (Members Only)
- Panels First Look Worksheet
- Panels Information Sheet
- Panels Video
- Panels Second Read
- Panels Scavenger Hunt
Day 5: Parts of Comic Strips: Bubbles (Members Only)
- Bubbles First Look Worksheet
- Bubbles Information Sheet
- Bubbles Video
- Bubbles Second Read
- Bubbles Scavenger Hunt
Day 6: Parts of Comic Strips: Onomatopoeia (Members Only)
- Onomatopoeia First Look Worksheet
- Onomatopoeia Information Sheet
- Onomatopoeia Video
- Onomatopoeia Second Read
- Onomatopoeia Scavenger Hunt
Day 7: Parts of Comic Strips: Characters (Members Only)
- Characters First Look Worksheet
- Characters Information Sheet
- Characters Video
- My First Character Worksheet
Day 8: Comic Expectations (Members Only)
- Differences between comic strips/books
- Comic Strip Expectations/Success criteria
Day 9 : Comic Strip Characters (Members Only)
- Model Comic Character
- Character creation worksheets
Day 10: Comic Strip Setting & Story (Members Only)
- Model Comic Setting & Story
- Comic Setting & Story Worksheet
Day 11&12: Comic Strip Rough Draft (Members Only)
- Model Comic Strip Rough Draft
- Comic Rough Draft Worksheet
Day 13: Comic Strip Revision (Members Only)
- Model Comic Strip Revision
- Mini Revision Rubrics
Day 14&15 : Comic Strip Good Copy (Members Only)
- Comic Strip Good Copy
- Comic Strip Sharing
- Rubric Included