ComicMaster is an interactive Web 2.0 tool that allows students to easily create their own comic books/graphic novels. The popularity of comic-book heroes is apparent from recent box-office returns, and ComicMaster takes advantage of that popularity by having students create their own heroes and craft original stories for them. ComicMaster offers an incredibly fun way to get students involved in creative writing.
Comic Creator from ReadWriteThink.org. The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.
ToonDoo is an easy, engaging, FREE tool that you can use in your classroom.Toon Doo can be used in any classroom at any level and it is easy for students and teachers to create. Plus, it will give you something that you can print out and post on your bulletin board for back to school night or simply for your Administrators to see! Check Here for some ideas.
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