In preparation for our book report, let's learn about a new text form – the graphic 'novel. A graphic novel is basically "a fictional story that is in comic-strip format and presented as a book."
What are some elements of graphic novels? How do you know when you are reading one?
-typically, in a graphic novel, the pictures are arranged on the page in sequential panels
-the words are presented in speech bubbles (for dialogue)
-the words are presented in text boxes (for narration)
-pictures and words are used to create the narrative
Here's an example page:
Notice how there are different texts boxes/bubbles for different speakers?
Check out these websites for graphic novel reviews:
Let's create a brief graphic novel page to get warmed up using BitStrips…