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21 Ways to Use MakeBeliefsComix.com in the Classroom

21 Ways to Use MakeBeliefsComix.com in the Classroom
How to Play with MakeBeliefsComix.com How to Play: For Educators Click here to watch a video of students at City College, New York, talking about how MakeBeliefsComix.com helps them learn English. Their instructor, Tamara Kirson, was named The New York Times 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. To see her lesson plan click here. By Bill Zimmerman, Creator, MakeBeliefsComix.com Download "WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX IN THE CLASSROOM" and print it out! 1. At the beginning of each new school year have students create an autobiographical comic strip talking about themselves and their families or summarizing the most important things about their lives. 2. Have students create a comic strip story using new vocabulary words that are being taught. 3. Have students break up into pairs or group teams to create their comic strips together. 4. 5. 6. Have students who are learning new foreign languages write their text in languages they are studying. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

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