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Unread postby boydegg » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:45 am

Hi Teachers

I've added a gallery to my site, with 10 comics made by students.

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html

If you have access to a computer room, maybe you could allow your class half an hour to read through some of them?

Thanks

Brian
Free comics for EFL/ESL teachers and students...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com
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hello,

Unread postby reader1 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:27 pm

I would like to write that these comics are really cool.

I also think that a good idea can be to read with pupils a longer text, translate it and then ask pupils to make a comics based on what they heard.
It is also a good idea to practise new vocabulary for those who are good enough at drawing.
:)
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Unread postby boydegg » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:44 pm

Thanks Reader1

Most of the comics were made by students working in teams, and each team had one or two good artists.

I like your idea of turning a longer text into a comic. That's a great idea! I was thinking a while ago that it would be fun to get students to turn the words of a song into a short comic.

I'm so busy with my own comic and the website at the moment, but these are two ideas I'd like to try for the future.

Thanks

Brian
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http://www.grammarmancomic.com
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hello,

Unread postby reader1 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:17 pm

working in teams


Thanks for this key word. Ability of working in team is very valid. I think it should be really taught from the early childhood to have it later rooted in mind for ever.


I like your idea of turning a longer text into a comic


I think it can be very good exercise. Actually I am teaching one girl with whom I read "The Canterburry Ghost" simplified version chapter after chapter to teach her new vocabulary. She reads the text aloud, then we translate it together and solve exercises to each chapter. Besides I will try to make her draw a simple comics about what she remembered till now.

Still I think simplified versions of detective stories would be even better to practise new vocabulary that way.
Cause it is more action in them.

Present your comics here when you are ready, please.
It will be interesting to look at it and read it.

PS. Are the stories in comics done by your students built up by them or they are drawn on the basis of other stories?

How long did it take your students to write such comics? Did you help them? On what level are they cause these things have no grammar mistakes and vocabulary is also rich. and last but not least - what age are they?

Thanks for your answer:)
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Unread postby boydegg » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:34 pm

Hi Reader1

My own comics are also on the same site - look in the comics section for 'Grammarman'.

My students made those comics over 9 weeks, with one hour each week - but a lot of them did extra drawing and colouring at home in their own free time.

We did the 'webquest' on my site...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/wquestmenu.html

...which has lots of advice and information for making a comic. I also helped the students a lot, correcting grammar and spelling in their early drafts before they made the finished pages.

My students ages range from 12 to 16 and they study at elementary and pre-intermediate level.

Thanks for your kind feedback and questions

Brian
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