Comic Life with Kenzuke's Kingdom

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
Lesson Plan Details
30 minutes a day for at least 3 days

Students will learn how to search the internet for specific items found in the story of Kensuke's Kingdom.  Then they will use the images that they find to create a comic strip about the book. 

Students will apply what they have learned from reading Kensuke's Kingdom to help them design this comic strip. 





Comic Life

Kensuke's Kingdom




The teacher will read the story, Kensuke's Kingdom, to the class as a read-a-loud book.

The class will design a list of important vocabulary words from the book.

The teacher will demonstrate how to use Comic Life. 



The book, Kensuke's Kingdom, will be read as a read-a-loud book to the class on a daily basis.  Nearing the end of the story this project would be introduced to the class. 

Day 1 - Class will design a vocabulary list for the story.  Teacher will outline what items must be included in each Comic Life. Items needed:  Title, authors, at least 3 foods, at least two people, at least two comic strip pages. 

Day 2 - Teacher wil talk about and set up guidelines for using Google to search for appropriate pictures about this story. 

Day 3 - Use of Google Images to find appropriate pictures for this story. 

Day 4 - Insert the images found on Google Images and add appropriate comments to help explain each picture using complete sentences. 

Day 5 - Edit and complete the Comic Life for Kensuke's Kingdom


Students will be given a rubric at the beginning of the Comic Life process.  We will talk as a class about what the teacher is looking for in the final product.  Students will be encouraged to look over the rubric many times during the Comic Life process.  Students will be scored on:

1. Clarity and Neatness

2. Spelling and Grammar

3. Required Elements - title, authors, comic strip bubbles, etc. 

4.  Cooperation among group members. 

Please see attached rubric for more information.  Students will be expected to get a score of three on all of the above categories.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2D. Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve problems in a team setting.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
CR4A. Identify different types of teams and roles within each type of team; describe why each role is important to effective teamwork.