When you walk into a restaurant, what do you see? Maybe a couple appear to be in a heated debate or a waiter is frantically moving from table to table. Even though you may not have a conversation with these people, there are inferences you can make about each situation. The ability to make inferences is essential to reading comprehension. Comics are less intimidating to students and the engagement level is higher.
How to Use Comics to Teach Inferences
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Several of my 4th and 5th graders are working on inferences. We started with this inferencing poster. We talked all about how we use inferences in everyday life. These comics are great because they are short. They deal with a lot of pictures and they engage the kids. We also throw in some explanations of the humor for my students on the autism spectrum in the group. To use the comics, I start by modeling the steps several times.
Using cartoons and comic strips
Here is a list of best free comics strip creator software for Windows. However, there are also some major differences between them such as content size as comic strips usually contain way less content than a comic. In order to create comic strips, you need these comics strip creator software. In most of these software, you get various predefined inbuilt characters , background scenes , and dialogue boxes. Plus, options to change characters appearance , characters size , text font , text size , etc.
Comic Capers Use comic strips to teach students that there is a beginning, middle, and end to stories. Comic-Strip Scrapbook Have students collect their favorite comic strip s over a period of time. Have them make a scrapbook to keep the strips organized. Allow students time to share their scrapbooks with other students. Compare and Contrast Two Comics Ask students to find the similarities and differences between two comic strips, using a Venn Diagram.