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Syllabus

Graphic Design

2017-2018

 

Course / Content Area:  English Language Arts

Description: In this class, students will read many novels written in comic strip format, understanding and analyzing the characters and story structures. They will also create their own graphic novels; many short illustrated stories as well as a longer final project. Students will analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Students will determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:

At the end of this course, you will

  • know the structure of a short story
  • know all the elements of and how to read a graphic novel
  • be able to tell stories through many mediums
  • be able to comprehend and summarize reading materials

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need

  • School designated graphic novels, art supplies, and software

COURSE SCHEDULE

8/29 - 9/15: Intro to Storytelling

9/18 - 9/21: Software: Gravit Designer

9/25 - 9/29: Elements of storytelling

10/2 - 10/6: Third person fiction story

10/10 - 10/13: Cartoon draw a Comic strip

10/16 - 10/20: Model magic stop motion

10/23 - 10/27: Write a first person monologue/journal entry

10/30 - 11/03: Flip book drawing

11/06 - 11/08: Live action stop motion

11/13 - 11/17: Live action stop motion

11/20 - 11/21: Story through dialogue

11/27 - 12/01: Website animation software

12/04 - 12/08: Website animation software

12/11 - 12/15: Live action short film

12/18 - 12/21: Live action short film

 

Daily Routine

20 Reading

9:05-9:25

  • Independent Silent Reading
  • Choice Graphic Novel

10 Response

9:25-9:35

  • Answer Question about Book

15 Project

9:35-9:50

  • Storytelling Project

5 Participation



POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

  • Students are permitted to miss no more than 15 classes for the semester - all absences beyond this point must be made up before or after school, 5 tardies = 1 absence
  • Students must use art supplies correctly and with respect
  • Respectful and kind behavior and language is expected at all times, students will be asked to the class if this does not happen
  • If students miss days, they must talk with teacher about making up all assignments

 

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.

 

A+

97 - 100

B+

87 - 89.9

C+

77 – 79.9

D+

67 – 69.9

F

0 – 59.9

A

93 - 96.9

B

83 – 86.9

C

73 – 76.9

D

63 – 66.9

   

A-

90 - 92.9

B-

80 – 82.9

C-

70 – 72.9

D-

60 – 62.9

   



CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Wendy Kozak, Teacher at Ledyard Charter School
  • (603) 727-4772, available by phone on school days 8-9am, 3-4pm
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Parent Signature:   _____________________________________ Date: _____

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