Creating is the highest level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Marvel Kids Comic Creator is one way to facilitate creativity in the classroom. Marvel Kids Comic Creator is a web-based tool used to build comic strips or comic books. Choose your page set up and start creating your story using backgrounds, objects, special effects and though and speech bubbles.

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Classroom Implications
Comic books and comic strips may be one way to encourage reluctant readers and writers.

Creating a comic strip and then a comic book may be one way to scaffold narrative writing tasks for students who struggle with developing or controlling the plot in their writing. Comics may also be a way for students to respond to something they've read using the SCAMPER process for creative brainstorming.

There is research to suggest comics are a teaching tool when working with ESL students.

Home and School Connection
Upon return from a field trip, students could create a comic about what they learned to share with their parents.

Additional Resources

Graphic Novels for (Really) Young Readers from School Library Journal

Using Comics with ESL/EFL Students from Internet TESL Journal

Comic Books article from Scholastic

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom from National Council of Teachers of English

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study lesson plan from Read Write Think.

List of Additional Sites for Creating Comics

Toontastic Jr.--Ipad and PC compatibility

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