7th Graders Create Single-Page Graphic Novels
Rachel Berger, MS English Teacher

Seventh grade English students created single-page graphic novels connecting to the topics of conformity, stereotypes, prejudice and/or identity formation inspired by their study of Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel American Born Chinese. This story bounces back and forth between three storylines, where each of the characters need to learn to accept themselves for who they truly are. Students examined not only the characters, but the artistic choices Yang makes to illuminate the story. We looked at techniques such as varied camera angles, panel shape and size, graphic weight, special effects lettering, speech and thought bubbles and a variety of other choices to bring a character's conflicted emotions to life in our own creations. To see their fantastic work, head to Photos of the Week!

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