Saturday, January 8, 2011

Graphic Novel/Graphic Organizers

Cavemen in Space
by Rica Dimon

Theme search is something that eighth graders learn in our school. Theme Search is "a strategy that helps students determine the theme of a narrative story by determining the changes that a main character goes through as a result of a crisis" (Learning Point, 2010).

Graphic organizers are visual representations of knowledge, concepts or ideas. They are known to help:
  • relieve learner boredom
  • enhances recall
  • provide motivation
  • create interest
  • clarify information
  • assist in organizing thoughts
  • promote understanding
For this project, every student made a graphic organizer about a graphic novel. Each student drew the main character at the beginning of the book and again at the end. They wrote a brief paragraph about how that character changed through the story. Here are a few of the finished projects along with the student who made the drawing and the name of the book.

Cavemen in Space by Aleesha Marcy

Cavemen in Space by Kendra M

Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Alexandria Schmidt

by Paisha Glisson

Peach Boy
by Zach Toomey

Jordan Finnerty

Tree Frog
by ____________

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Wales sent me this way to check out the art some of you did of my characters. These are all really cool! I hope you enjoyed my comics, because I certainly enjoyed looking at your drawings!