EDUCATOR'S RESOURCES

CORE CURRICULUM VALUES

We want teachers to be able to introduce a comic or zine project into their curriculum and utilize the resources that we are offering to help make NOCAZ a great place for young people to express themselves! We have reviewed the core curriculum values as listed on corestandards.org, and have compiled some ways that a zine or comic writing project can integrate into your curriculum!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE TO NOCAZ'S CIRRICULUM STANDARD SUGGESTIONS

WORKSHEETS

Empty speech bubbles: Make up a new story!  (LINK)

Character Design Sheet- Design Your Own Character! (LINK)

Six panel blank comic book page (LINK)

Twelve panel blank comic book page (LINK)

PRINTABLE TEACHER’S GUIDE (THIS ONE IS REALLY COOL!!!)

Penguin Publishing House’s “YOU can make a graphic novel!” (LINK)

VIDEOS:

-Comics in the Classroom - Increasing Elementary Literacy 3min (LINK)

-Zines: The Power of DIY Print (short documentary) 15 min (LINK)

-What even is a zine? Animation 3 min (LINK)

-How to make a one-page zine tutorial. 3 min (LINK)

 

ARTICLES:

-Engaging Resistant Writers Through Zines in the Classroom by Judith Williamson (LINK)

Teaching With Graphic Novels by: Bridget Alverson (LINK)

WEB RESOURCES

-Get Graphic: “Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures started off as a community wide two year project designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians and teachers to the exciting and extremely popular literary format of graphic novels.” (LINK)

-Teaching with Comics: worksheets and activities designed by high school teacher Jeff Sharp who uses these materials to teach art history to his high-school students. (LINK)

-Teaching With Zines: A collection of zine lesson plans compiled by Barnard College’s Zine Library. Includes lesson plans for Grades 7-12. (LINK)