Teacher Review for Make Beliefs Comix

Fun option for writing.

Jamey B.
Instructional Coach
Central Community College
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use comic strip creation for different writing units. Voice or Tone is such a hard trait of writing to teach but using characters in comic strips helps build understanding of that concept. Students find it easier to change tone with a character than to write a long assignment trying to emphasize voice.
My Take
For upper level classes it would be nice to have a page option for "story" length writing assignments. Besides that, students love using this site. It is easy to navigate. Tons of options for backgrounds, characters, and special items.