Resource: Garfield comic strips
Areas: Speech, Writing
Summary: Having fun and learning is one of the best ways to motivate students and influence them to love their new language. Since both children and adults alike appreciate the humor and entertainment that is comic strips, this lesson plan works well enough for students of most ages and with a wide range of levels. The only thing that holds back this lesson is the creativity of the teacher and students. Just be sure to plan according to their backgrounds. Not all comics and language fit the needs of all students.
Put the students into groups of two and give each group a paper with a comic strip but without any words on it. You can see an example at the top of the page. Students must work together to use at least 3 of the idioms/discussion markers/vocabulary in creating a script for the comic. Afterwards, the groups present their comics to the class. Be sure to create your own example and show it to the students before they begin!