In each phonics unit we typically have a “story” that incorporates many of the phonics skills your child has already learned and is working on in that particular unit. With these stories we read them aloud, “scoop” them for fluency practice, and often times figure out story elements such as characters, setting, and plot. With this unit’s story, “Fred the Frog”, I decided to have the kids create a comic strip showing all of the different things our character did throughout the story. This idea originated from one of our very own, Preston, who said he wanted to write a comic book. I thought this was a great way for the class to practice their fluency, comprehension, and creativity skills. Check out the story below and a few of the MANY amazing examples 🙂
This is a simple, yet effective, way to make sure our kids are comprehending what they read. If your child is artistic and enjoyed this activity, I encourage you to try something similar with the books you are reading at home!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! 🙂