Teaching Creative Writing… Creatively!
Do you want a fun, keep the kids attention, way to teach dialogue?
Read some comic strips together. Discuss how we know who is saying what and the clues that let us know what they might be feeling.
Don’t stop there!
Create your own comic strip!
Draw boxes and create a scene in each one. Add Dialogue.
For the lovers of technology, or the kids stressed out by stick figures, make it on-line!
Here are some fun comic strip creators – and they are free too!
Free Technology for Teachers
Comic Creator – very basic
After the comic strip is complete, write it as a story. Teach the correct grammar for dialogue and how to use dialogue tags. (Tip: It is OK to use said sparingly, but only sparingly! Said is dead – or at least a zombie!)
Have fun and start creating!
Check out one I made! Think Comics on Twitter. I maxed out the dialogue and artwork!