Intruduction: Motivating the Visual Learner

Motivating students to write and read in English can be a challenge nowadays, and we, as 21st century educators, have the mission of "getting acquainted" with new technologies that can atract the students to new ways of practicing the language. We need to implement sucessful practices that take a new kind of literacy into consideration, "visual literacy."

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Class discussion: Reading for Wednesday 23th


One effective way to promote take into account this new kind of literacy is the use of comics in the class.


Workshop 6. Comics


The objective of this workshop is to create a minibook with 3 pages with comics, with any tools you may like. You can combine or repeat the tools if you want to create a comic and you don't have enough frames for your stories.


Create an account on these webtools:
(The first three, I have tried out and can help you with)

More details of the workshop:


- Work with Microsoft Word. Paste the pictures there or capture screenshots of the cartoons.
- Indicate the age of the students (target)
- Give proper titles to your comics.
- Indicate the topic, vocabulary, or gramatical function you are developing. (house vocabulary, time expressions, auxiliaries, expressing feelings, etc.)
- As an addendum, include a glosary with new vocabulary words with their meanings in English.
- Write a minimum of 300 words. (combined: bubbles, narration or explanatory boxes, intros, etc.)



Assessing criteria:

Grammatical accuracy: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Puntuation (exclamations, question marks, stops, commas) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Extension of text: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Images (3 pages) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Coherence of script: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Deadline: 0 - 2 - 3
Checkpoints: (progress work, 2 checks)1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Aesthetics: 0 - 2 - 3.



Total maximum points: 34: grade -->7.0

Send it in pdf format to my e-mail.


Good luck