Comics are such a great way to encourage reading, writing and storytelling, and to work on all the skills needed to be a successful reader and writer. Plus they are loads of fun! Today I was writing dictated captions to an angry bird comic strip written by Noah aged four before I had even had breakfast! Making comics is perfect for a pre-writer like Noah as he can tell his story in pictures, making him feel confident and capable. He can easily dictate captions for me to write for him, as he learns that words have power and meaning. And he can create images to go along with those words. Comics are also great for reluctant writers like my seven year old.
Challenge kids to write and draw their own comic strip! This fun activity makes a fabulous boredom buster, and can also be a valuable writing lesson. Print the templates from this post. It will be so much easier for elementary aged kids to make their own comic strip when the boxes are already drawn. These comic strip templates have a fun superhero theme, but I have also included some completely blank templates so that kids can write about any topic.
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