Recently I’ve been teaching some comics classes in elementary and middle schools, and these are worksheets I made for two different workshops I taught (though they cover much of the same material). The top one was for a class of sixth graders who had just come back from Outdoor School (an environmental education program) and they worked on a one-page comic about that experience. The bottom one was for a group of 2nd-7th graders at a synagogue, who worked on a six-panel comic about Passover (or a comic about celebrating any Jewish holiday).
I wanted to show examples of some really basic aspects of comics storytelling, and I like making original content for the kids, but I have some mixed feelings about them. Sometimes kids build on them too much in their own work and I wonder if it seems like I’m telling them the “right way” to do it. But then again maybe these worksheets give them a jumping off point? I’m not quite sure. It’s something I’ll continue to work with and revise.