Zita the Spacegirl

Related Activities

Scroll down and click on lots of printable beginning cartooning activities:
http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=firstsecond&id=2537

Cartooning lesson plan for kids with printables: http://www.teachchildrenesl.com/filez8932/lesson%20plans/comic_strip.pdf

Create a comic online: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html

Create your own Garfield cartoon online: http://www.garfield.com/fungames/comiccreator.html

Build your own super hero online with choices given: http://www.garfield.com/fungames/moscrambulator.html

Online comic strip generator: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/create

Generating online comic strips not only just for fun but for teaching as well: http://www.bitstrips.com/

Online comic book creator with “Teacher Resources” section:
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

Online “Super Action Comic Maker”: http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/superactioncomicmaker/comicmaker.php

Information and activities on robots: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/robots.html

Art project:  make a robot:
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/Julie-Robots.htm

Printable robotic word search: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/quizzes/wordsearch/robot.html

Printable robotic word scramble: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/quizzes/wordscrambles/robot.html

From NASA:  Make a ‘bot puzzle: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/space-robots/en/

From NASA:  Do an experiment: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/stereo-vision/en/

From NASA:  A printable space board game:
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/black-hole-boardgame/en/

Book Talk Teasers

Read and show pictures of Chapter 1.  (A document camera such as an ELMO would be helpful.)

Show trailer for Zita the Spacegirl. 1:54 minutes.   http://vimeo.com/16484045

Ben Hatke relating how the book Zita the Spacegirl begins.  (Great for book talking.)  3:04 minutes.
http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/649199/mocca-2011-ben-hatke-talks-zita-the-spacegirl.jhtml#id=1663268

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