Developed with the generous support of REY Paper and in collaboration with Beano, Comics Rule! is a fun and creative learning sequence. It has been designed to cover key elements of the Key Stage 2 reading and writing curriculum and to build students' confidence.
Using the exciting world of comics and graphic novels, this unit teaches key comprehension and visual literacy skills alongside creative writing as pupils work together to produce a comic of their own at the end of the sequence.
Experts at Beano guide us though some top tips for creating stand-out comic imagery and their approach to storytelling – ensuring that students gain the skills and confidence they need to produce a comic story of their own.
How to use Comics Rule! in the classroom
All resources are free to download from this page. Download the Comics Rule! learning sequence overview to plan how to integrate the sessions in to your planning. It includes a guide to the sessions, learning outcomes, and curriculum links.
This unit comes complete with all planning, teaching PowerPoints and resources and consists of 12 individual sessions that cover:
- Exploring comics and graphic novels
- Analysing comics and graphic novels
- Stick people rule!
- Comic strip challenge
- Creating a character
- Bombastic balloons
- Developing the story world
- Script writing for comics
- Comic creation