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What is Comic Life?

Comic Life is an application for creating comics (obviously),and also annotated images, photo albums, greeting cards, scrap books, story books, and instruction guides and brochures. In the classroom, it is an excellent tool for creating reports of almost any kind. Comic Life allows you to create page layouts with boxes for images and text. Styles can be applied to create just about any type of ‘feel’ for your document. Captions can be created with tails in order to have thought balloons, speech boxes or just additional annotations. Filters are available to turn your digital images into a variety of hand drawn looking graphics to enhance the comic appearance of student's work.
Some ideas for Classroom Use ...
  • Use of Onomatopoeia
  • Dialogue / Speech /Punctuation
  • Storytelling/Retelling
  • Character analysis
  • Plot analysis
  • Procedural Writing /Instructions (step by step, details, illustrations, easy to follow)
  • Pre-Writing Tool - main ideas
  • Post-Reading Tool - main ideas
  • Timelines (sequences,history, events )
  • Historical figures (life of, history of )

  • What else can you think of ????

Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia
Literacy in Comics
Comics in the Classroom Genre Study
Comics in the Classroom Narrative Structure
Comic Creator