Composing a graphic novel

Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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This resource examines how authors and illustrators design and develop graphic novels. Student can use the resources to design, develop and publish their own graphic novel. Contains a list of print and digital resources needed to teach the unit. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN4-2A) effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN4-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(EN5-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1548) Investigate how visual and multimodal texts allude to or draw on other texts or images to enhance and layer meaning

(ACELA1560) Analyse and explain the use of symbols, icons and myth in still and moving images and how these augment meaning

(ACELA1572) Evaluate the impact on audiences of different choices in the representation of still and moving images

(ACELT1637) Investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor, metonymy, allegory, icons, myths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes

(ACELY1725) Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas

(ACELY1728) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to confidently create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts

(ACELY1738) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to create, edit and publish texts imaginatively

(ACELY1745) Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts

(ACELY1746) Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features

(ACELY1748) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts

(ACELY1756) Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues

(ACELY1757) Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects

(ACELY1776) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user

(ACELY1735) Explore and explain the ways authors combine different modes and media in creating texts, and the impact of these choices on the viewer/listener

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Graphic novels, multimodal texts
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Centre for Learning Innovation
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Resource ID: 9b6f657e-35d4-4bc7-8943-ccde697dd751