World Lit: Elements of a Graphic Novel

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

Learning Target: I can examine the narrative elements of a graphic.

Opening Session: Let’s look at the preview activities on page 142 of your book and discuss the comic strip. Once we’ve identified and defined the elements of a graphic novel, you guys get to read one today! Whoo!

Work Session: Flip to page 143 in your text and read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Today is kind of an independent work day, as graphic novels are hard to read aloud. After you finish, go on to the Second Read questions 1-9 and answer them.

Closing Session: Grab your phone and find a comic strip you think is funny. Show it to the class!

Assessment: Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, flexible grouping to read)

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