Graphic Novel Guide

After learning the features of a graphic novel in 3rd grade, I used this lesson with our 4th graders. We reviewed the parts of a graphic novel as a warm-up, then made our own graphic novel guide.

I showed the slides first (they contain some non-examples/example for picture taking at the end). Students were then asked to find and photograph different elements of graphic novels and add them to Seesaw with a label (this could also work in Google slides).

The result is their own guide to understanding the parts of graphic novels! As I hoped, this exercise saw our students open and investigate lots of different graphic novels and generated interest in some new series.

Graphic Novel Google Slides

Graphic Novel Seesaw Activity

Graphic Novel Guide