Sunday, April 27, 2008

Craft Lesson # 8: Babymouse: Our Hero

Advice Columns

Targeted age Group:
Second Grade

Being able to put events in order is called sequencing. Utilizing words like "First", "Then", and "Finally" can help sequence the events of a storyline. Comic strips are simply collections of pictures that tell a story through sequence. You have to follow the sequence of pictures in the correct order to understand the story.

How to teach it:
After reading Babymouse: Our Hero to the class I would tell them that we are going to make our own comic. The students get a sheet of paper that they will fold into fourths and in each forth draw a part of a short story with a beginning, two middle parts, and an end. They will write a narration for the story using the key sequence words like "First" "Then" "Next" and "Finally". They will cut up their comic on the fold lines and jumble up the four pieces. They will switch comics with a neighbor and try and put another student's comic together in the correct sequence.


Holm, Jennifer and Matthew Holm. Babymouse: Our Hero. New York: Random House, 2005.

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