For the final phase of the Infectious Organisms project, it is time to put together what you have learned into something easily shared with others. A comic strip is one way to share information both with words and images. Using the information contained in your organism-specific article summary worksheets, and carefully reviewing the project rubric to be sure you have the necessary information, it is time to create your comic strip. Your work must be original – you may refer to existing comic strips for inspiration only. We have different sized paper available: large poster paper, 8.5″ x 14″ long printer paper, and 8.5″ x 11″ standard printer paper. Use the paper that works best for you and your project. Include as many panels as you need to tell your story. Be creative!
Students have been quite successful using comic creator websites like MakeBeliefsComix.com, Pixton.com, and StoryBoardThat.com so if the thought of drawing your own comic is overwhelming, try using an online resource to help you with the artwork so you can focus on the content. There are several other comic creator websites on the Internet, so find one that works best for you.
Comics are due at the beginning of class on Wednesday. All comics must be ready to share in paper form, so if you create a comic online, be sure to print it! On Wednesday, you will get to see everyone else’s work and they will see yours, so use your class time well to make a comic strip you are proud of.