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Learn an easy way how to use comics in the ESL classroom

How to use comics:

  • Find a comic strip and photocopy it.
  • Whiteout the text in it.
  • Copy it again.
  • Make a copy for all of your students.
  • Have them write their own story.
  • You can have them write it in a specific tense or it could be a free activity.

It's important that you find age appropriate comics. This activity will work especially well with adolescents. As they will enjoy writing their "own" story as they see it. I would use it for the lower intermediate level and above as beginners may not yet have sufficient vocabulary to write much of a story. You can correct it as they work on it.

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