Subject: Creative Writing
1. Topic-
"Captain Underpants" by Dave Pilkey
2. Content-
How to create your own comic strip.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Relate ideas, observations, or recollections of an event or experience.
2.Use simple and compound sentences in writing and speaking.
3.Capitalize names of magazines, newspapers, works of art, musical compositions, organizations, and the first word in quotations when appropriate.
4.Use parentheses, commas in direct quotations, and apostrophes in the possessive case of nouns and in contractions.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will be able to create a storyline based on ideas and observations from "Captain Underpants."
2.Students will write compound sentences.
3.Students will use proper spelling, capitalization, and grammar in their sentences.
5. Materials and Aids-
-"Captain Underpants" by Dave Pilkey
-comic strip template
-colored pencils
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

As a class read "Captain Underpants" by Dave Pilkey.

B. Development-

1.Choose a comic strip from the story have the students read the comic strip.
2.Have the students give observations about the construction of the comic strip.

C. Practice-

As a class brainstorm possible comic strip ideas, story lines and characters.
(reference "Captain Underpants")

D. Independent Practice-

1. Create a story line.
2. Develop characters.
3. Sketch images that represent the story.
4. Apply text to the panels.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Students can choose to work in pairs to create one collaborative comic strip or work independently.

F. Checking for understanding-

Walk around the room to monitor the progress and development of the comic strip.

G. Closure-

Allow students to present their comic book creations to the class.
7. Evaluation-
1.Does the comic strip have a story line?
2.Does the comic strip's illustrations go along with the text?
3.Are the characters developed?
4.Where the students successful in writing compound sentences and using proper spelling and grammar in their writing?

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