Teacher Review For Make Beliefs Comix

Fun Way to Engage in Social Situations

Jennifer N.
Classroom teacher
Gateway North Elementary
St. Johns, MI
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This tool is great to use in learning and teaching about social situations. When learning about bullying (cyber or in general), how to resolve conflicts, or how to deal with other social issues, this tool provides a great way for students to process strategies they can use in these situations. It also allows them time to think through hypothetical or real life past situations they have been through and to think about how they might respond to those situations if they were to happen in the future.
My Take
This tool is very easy to use and does not take long at all for students to catch on to. They like having choices about what to create and is a more engaging way to have class discussion around a topic that can be sensitive. It is often requested in my classroom. Although I've primarily used it for social situations, it could be used across subject areas to share learning that has happened.