Lesson Plan

All About Me 2.0

Students learn to create a ComicLife page and narrate their comic in VoiceThread
Joel S.
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Village East Community Elementary School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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Students will be able to...create a Tree Map, ComicLife document, and upload their product to VoiceThread where they will record themselves describing their products and helping others learn about their interests and hobbies.

CCSS: Comprehension and Collaboration - Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

English Language Arts
Grades 2 - 6
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1 Finished Product ("Start with the end" and work your way backwards through each step)

Google Drive
Free, Paid
Comic Life
Free to Try, Paid

See a sample product, shown at the beginning of this unit to give students an idea of what the end product should look like. CLICK HERE to view.

Step ONE: Use a Google Doc template to learn how to sign in to Google Drive and "Save a Copy" of the Tree Map that includes the required components. Once completed, go to FILE > DOWNLOAD AS > PDF and print out the downloaded document.

tree map

Step TWO: Download the ComicLife "All About Me" template and choose ONE image in each category to include in each box of the ComicLife Template. Use a Google Image Search to find appropriate images. Students can also create an AVATAR of themselves to inlclude in their comic.

EXPORT your ComicLife page to an IMAGE that will be used to upload to VoiceThread.

Step THREE: Login to VoiceThread and upload your Comic. Record yourself describing your comic elements, providing more details than what is written down to help provide the audience with more information about why you chose each picture to describe yourself.

To see a video tutorial about how to complete each step of this project, CLICK HERE.