Over 16 million comics and storyboards created

Free!
Pixton Comic & Storyboard Maker

Lesson Plan by Cassie Bermel B. Ed.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings classic literature to life with comics and storyboards.

Make classic literature come to life with comics!

Including these awesome activities:
Print All

Featured Layouts

When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Character Map
  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Graphic Novel

Your students will create amazing images like these in no time!

Pixton Lesson Plan on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings classic literature to life with comics and storyboards.
Pixton Lesson Plan on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Main Characters

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

When you import any of the activities below, you can choose to share these ready-made characters with your students.

  • Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Raskolnikov

    The protagonist of the novel

  • Sofya (Sonya) from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Sofya (Sonya)

    Raskolnikov’s love and Marmeladov’s daughter

  • Avdotya (Dunya) from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Avdotya (Dunya)

    Raskolnikov’s sister

  • Svidrigailov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Svidrigailov

    Dunya’s former employer

  • Razumikhin from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Razumikhin

    Raskolnikov’s friend

  • Katerina from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Katerina

    Marmeladov’s wife

  • Porfiry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Porfiry Petrovich

    The officer in charge of investigating the murders

  • Marmeladov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Marmeladov

    An alcoholic Raskolnikov meets at a tavern

  • Pulcheria from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Pulcheria

    Raskolnikov’s mother

  • Luzhin from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Luzhin

    Dunya’s fiancé

  • Lebezyatnikov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Lebezyatnikov

    Luzhin’s roommate

  • Alyona Ivanovna from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Alyona Ivanovna

    A pawnbroker whom Raskolnikov kills

  • Lizaveta Ivanovna from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Lizaveta Ivanovna

    Alyona Ivanovna’s sister

  • Zossimov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Zossimov

    Raskolnikov’s doctor and Razumikhin’s friend

  • Nastasya from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Nastasya

    A servant in the house where Raskolnikov rents his “closet”

  • Ilya Petrovich from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Ilya Petrovich

    The police official whom Raskolnikov meets after the murder

  • Alexander Zamyotov from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Alexander Zamyotov

    A junior official who suspects Raskolnikov

  • Nikolai from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Nikolai

    A painter suspected of the murders

  • Polina (Polya) from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Polina (Polya)

    The oldest daughter of Katerina Ivanovna

Featured Props

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Student creations come alive with these themed objects – in addition to our library of over 3,000 props!

  • Axe
    Axe
  • Bag
    Bag
  • Bed
    Bed
  • Bottle
    Bottle
  • Building
    Building
  • Jail
    Jail
  • Money
    Money
  • Rock
    Rock
  • Stool
    Stool
  • Window
    Window
Print this Teacher Guide

Teacher Guide

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Ask your students to think about whether it is always necessary for the punishment to fit the crime.

Organize the class into two sides and have a class debate on the following statement: "Capital punishment is appropriate for a murder crime".

Opening Discussion

The following group activity will help students think about which punishments may or may not be warranted, for a given crime.

Break your students into groups of four or five and provide them with a pad of sticky notes.

On one side of the board, write the following list of crimes:

  • Murder (planned)
  • Rape
  • Theft over $1,000
  • Armed Robbery
  • Assault
  • Petty Theft
  • Murder (accidental)
  • Vandalism

On the other side write this list of punishments:

  • Death
  • Community service
  • Life in jail
  • 5-10 years in jail
  • 10-20 years in jail
  • Hard labor
  • Torture
  • Nothing (forgiveness)

For each crime, ask your students to write it on a sticky note and then discuss which kind of punishment would be appropriate. If the group cannot reach a consensus they should write a short note as to why, and then let the majority vote win the decision. Have the students write the punishment on the sticky note, under the crime.

Ask the groups to share their decisions with the class and discuss some of their findings.

Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Character Map
    Character Map

    Start at the beginning of the novel and make additions throughout the unit.

    View Activity
  • Make a Storyboard
    Types of Conflict

    Complete at the end of the novel.

    View Activity
  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    Major Themes

    Complete at the end of the novel.

    View Activity
  • Extension / Modification
    Graphic Novel (Extension / Modification)

    Create a short Graphic Novel to represent the book in 30 panels (approximately 5 panels per part).

Step 3Concluding discussion with students
  • Why does Raskolnikov consider himself a superior man?
  • Discuss the use of foreshadowing in the novel. When does the foreshadowing heighten the suspense, and when does it diminish it?
  • What role do dreams have in this novel?
Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Crime and Punishment 1 Character Map

Featured Layouts

  • Character Map

Intro

Understanding who the characters are is an important skill that will help create connections with the plot. The characteristics that make up the main character and other characters help shape the outcome of the narrative.

Instructions

Create a Character Map for three of your favorite characters.

  • It's important to add as many details as you can to all the parts of the map.
  • Include an appropriate illustration based on the character's attributes that are outlined in the novel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Character Map

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The character map is thoughtful; descriptions are detailed and informative. The character map is fully developed; accurate details and insightful descriptions. The character map is complete; descriptions are simple and settings are accurate. The character map includes basic details, but is not fully developed. The character map does not accurately reflect the characters.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• summary is clear and highly detailed
• descriptions are thoughtful and highly developed
• significant details that make characters unique and dynamic
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• summary is clear and accurate
• logical descriptions that clarify and develop the idea
• characters are similar; includes relevant details
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• summary is short, but accurate
• descriptions are simple and consistent
• characters similar to description
• some relevant ideas
• summary has several errors
• descriptions are brief and lack detail
• characters vaguely looks like description
• often very brief
• summary is has significant errors
• descriptions are difficult to follow
• characters do not look like description
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence • proper organization
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total
Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Crime and Punishment 2 Types of Conflict

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard

Instructions

Identify the key types of conflict that are present in Crime and Punishment.

Using a Storyboard format, identify two or three examples (one panel per example) for each type of conflict.

There may be more than one type, so it's important that you thoroughly analyze the novel.

For each panel, include a brief explanation as to why you believe that this is a good example.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Types of Conflict

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview Multiple types of conflict are fully discussed: all examples are thoroughly discussed. More than one type of conflict is fully discussed; examples are well developed and precise. More than one type of conflict is briefly discussed; examples provide sufficient support. One type of conflict is briefly discussed; examples show limited support. One type of conflict is poorly discussed; lacks supporting examples.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence (supporting examples identified) • proper organization
• examples are properly referenced
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• examples are not/improperly referenced
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• examples are not referenced
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total
Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Crime and Punishment 3 Major Themes

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

Three major themes in Crime and Punishment are:

  • Alienation from society
  • The psychology of crime and punishment
  • The idea of superman

Instructions

For each major theme, identify at least two examples in the novel and depict them in a Mind Map or Storyboard:

  • Identify the chapter number in the panel title
  • Create an image that summarizes the scene
  • Formulate a brief description of how the example fits the theme
  • In a final panel, briefly describe how the theme causes the reader to reflect.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Major Themes

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The theme is highly developed; examples have significant purpose and are highly detailed. The theme is well developed; examples are specific and provide ample support. The theme is briefly discussed; examples are accurate but not fully explained. The theme is poorly discussed; vague or irrelevant examples. The theme is not identified; lacks any supporting examples.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence • proper organization
• examples are properly referenced
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• examples are not/improperly referenced
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• examples are not referenced
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total

Find more lesson plans:

  • MADE AT PIXTON.COM