Tip: Toon It!
How do I do it?
Choose the 6 most important events from a storyand draw them in order as a cartoon on a sheet divided into 6 squares with captions. For example, for The Three Pigs: 1) The pigs leave home; 2) The pigs build.; 3) The wolf comes.; 4) He blows down houses.; 5) The pigs run!; 6) The wolf runs away. Create quick sketches to illustrate the 6 major events of the story and write short phrases or sentences as captions for each frame.
Variations & Extensions
Students can copy the whole class version written on the document camera or overhead. Pairs or small groups of 6 can create their own cartoons of short stories they know, each student illustrating one of the 6 frames.
Common Core ELA Reading Standard 2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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