Comic Life
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Comic Life

Welcome & Introductions. Comic style text has been used to teach world languages before… Now we can make our own!. Has anyone ever used Comic Life?. Where can I download this program?.

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Comic Life

Welcome & Introductions


Comic style text has been used to teach world languages before… Now we can make our own!Has anyone ever used Comic Life?Where can I download this program? or 30 day free trial/ $24.95 individualSchool wide??

What is Comic Life?


How can students use Comic Life? Student created projects can be used for a cumulative assessment i.e. written dialogue, spontaneous speaking (w/pictures only)Working with partners vs. individual

What can Comic Life be used for?


What can Comic Life be used for?

How can teachers use comic life?

Writing assessment

(clear directions and guidelines for writing prior to putting text into comic life)


– leaving blanks in the

speech bubble or as a Cloze activity


leave the last speech bubble blank for students to conclude


e story or teacher creates the ending and students work backwards to create the middle and beginning of the story

Introducing new

vocabulary or grammar structure

As a model

for students to create a skit

Reading activity –

students can read through the comic followed by reading comprehension questions


- a way to incorporate cultural aspects into a


Teachers can always adjust levels for students


Writing the text ahead of time and with proper guidelines will save time during the Comic Life processSample Guidelines and Rubrics

Samples in French and Spanish




Getting started… Changing the screen resolutionChoosing landscape vs. portraitUsing the frames and speech bubblesFinding characters and inserting (google images, clip art, photos, drawings, cropping in Paint) Flipping imagesCopy and paste (saves time)Title/name box and fontsAccents with Alt+ __ will work!

Tour of Comic Life


Explore Comic Life on your own for the next 10 minutes or so…

Your turn…


Printing?? Saving?? (Save as a JPEG file)Time?? (student work vs. teacher creation)Setting guidelines and parameters for student instructionUse your tech. people as resources



Group Ideas…



Let’s get to work!


Please fill out the evaluation and be sure to collect your CEU’s 

Final comments & questions