We’ve taken the language out of a few authentic comic strips and used them as a writing assessment for students for students to write the dialogue of ordering at a restaurant.
Take this Condorito comic:
and then have students write their own dialogue:
or check out this edited version with more space to write.
You can also use the original comic as an interpretive reading activity.
Or take this comic from Baldo:
and when you take out the text students can write their own dialogue. Or you can give them prompts of what to write in each box as shown below.
Box 1: Asks for order
Box 2: States their order
Box 3: States order and gives reason
Box 4: Anything else, Offers something
Box 6: Will you bring me…
Here’s a Garfield comic:
where perhaps they are commenting on food or asking what the other is going to order.
Or this version where they might be commenting on the food.