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My Life in a Comic Strip

My Life in a Comic Strip

Instructor: Towanda Harris

Elementary School, Grades 3-5

July 27 – July 31

Close your eyes and think about a moment in your life. Do you see the characters, the plot, and the dialogue? Authors and illustrators work together to help readers visualize events in a story. In this class, we are going to use comic strips to do just that! A comic strip is an open-ended dramatic narrative that is told with a series of drawings and dialogues. We are going to journal our feelings and express it by using onomatopoeia, dialogue balloons, and pictures. We will study other authors of comics and graphic novels and begin the process of organizing our ideas by combining pictures, captions, and dialogue to tell about a moment in our life. Get ready to bring your story alive!

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  • 6 AM – 7 AM Honolulu
  • 8 AM – 9 AM Anchorage
  • 9 AM – 10 AM Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Vancouver
  • 10 AM – 11 AM Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Edmonton
  • 11 AM – 12 PM Chicago, Houston, Mexico City, Bogota, Quito, Lima, Winnipeg
  • 12 PM – 1 PM New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Caracas, La Paz, Toronto, Montreal
  • 1 PM – 2 PM Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo
  • 4 PM – 5 PM Accra, Reykjavik
  • 5 PM – 6 PM London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Tunis
  • 6 PM – 7 PM Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, Warsaw, Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg
  • 7 PM – 8 PM Moscow, Nairobi, Istanbul, Doha
  • 8 PM – 9 PM Dubai
  • 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Delhi

Instructor Bio: Towanda Harris

A former elementary school teacher, Towanda Harris is an Instructional Leadership Coordinator in an urban school district in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of The Right Tools: A Guide to Selecting, Evaluating, and Implementing Classroom Resources and Practices. Educators rely on her wisdom about how to find resources that meet their teaching goals and match their understanding of their students’ needs. Teachers turn to Towanda to learn how to employ those resources, blend them with best practices, and help students reach their full potential. Towanda lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children, who are in middle school, high school, and college, and likes to do a lot of crafting.