In reply to a number of requests, this post outlines our methodology behind getting our students to create and upload rage comics to reddit.
The first lesson is a general introduction to the vocabulary for emotions in English. At the end of the lesson, students are introduced to popular Internet memes known as rage faces and are asked to guess what emotion they are portraying.
Below are the slides we used as part of the lesson.
This is the accompanying worksheet: http://bit.ly/emotionsworksheet
Pictures from the first day
The emoticons on the board were drawn by students as they introduced their own favourites. We then looked at what emotion they represent. This was done as a segue into what the rage faces are used for - expressing emotion in a domain void of facial expressions (the Internet, text messages etc.).
In this lesson we went over the phenomenon of "trolling" and helped the students register on reddit, create their comics with ragemaker.net and then upload their completed comics to reddit.
Below are the slides we used as part of the lesson:
Hints, Tips and Considerations
If you want to add your comics to EFLcomics, let me or Scott (sukosuti) know what the students reddit usernames are, and we will add them to the approved submitters list and also add flair. Alternatively, we can add you as a moderator and you can moderate your own students.
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