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  1. Class, please open your comics : essays on teaching with graphic narratives

    Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]

    "Comics and sequential art are increasingly in use in college classrooms. Multimodal, multimedia and often collaborative, the graphic narrative format has entered all kinds of subject areas and its potential as a teaching tool is still being realized. This collection of new essays presents best practices for using comics in various educational settings, beginning with the basics. Contributors explain the need for teachers to embrace graphic novels. Multimodal composition is demonstrated by the use of comics. Strategies are offered for teachers who have struggled with weak visual literacy skills among students. Student-generated comics are discussed with several examples. The teaching of postmodern theories and practices through comics is covered. An appendix features assignment sheets so teachers can jump right in with proven exercises."--Publisher description.Unlike other books in the market, this one concentrates on best practices that expert teachers have used to teach comics in various college settings. Organized in six sections, the book begins with basic advice for beginners and moves to explain more advanced ways to use comics in courses. Teachers who have struggled with weak visual literacy skills among students will learn strategies to overcome those problems. One method that will be covered is the creation of student-generated comics. The book actually has several student examples. Multimodal composition is explained in the book, including the basics of how comics meet these exciting new methods of writing. Additionally, postmodernism, an often-used subject around comics, is explained through graphic novels. Teachers cover the best ways to explain postmodern theories and practices through comics. Everyone who reads the book will see the amazing potential of comics. Several writers illuminate the need for teachers in the twenty-first century to embrace graphic novels in their courses. To better everyone's use of comics, there is an appendix that contains assignment sheets for teachers to jump right into the classroom with proven exercise that work.

  2. Wham! : teaching with graphic novels across the curriculum

    Brozo, William G.
    New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, [2014]

    Graphic novels are an excellent medium to motivate today's youth to become independent learners and thinkers. This practical guide shows secondary school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into content area instruction as a tool for meeting the needs of diverse learners and achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide instructional guidelines with classroom examples that demonstrate how graphic novels can be used to expand content knowledge and literacy in science, social studies, math, and English/language arts. Teachers will appreciate the book's specific suggestions for selecting graphic novels and for employing responsive practices that will build students' reading, writing, speaking, listening, and media competencies.

  3. Worth a thousand words : using graphic novels to teach visual and verbal literacy

    Jaffe, Meryl
    First edition. - San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, [2019]

    Use graphic novels to teach visual and verbal literacy While our kids today are communicating outside the classroom in abbreviated text bursts with visual icons, teachers are required to teach them to critically listen, think, and read and write complex texts. Graphic novels are a uniquely poised vehicle we can use to bridge this dissonance between student communication skills and preferences with mandated educational goals. Worth a Thousand Words details how and why graphic novels are complex texts with advanced-level vocabulary, and demonstrates how to read and analyze these texts. It includes practical advice on how to integrate these books into both ELA and content-area classrooms and provides an extensive list of appropriate graphic novels for K-8 students, lesson suggestions, paired graphic/prose reading suggestions, and additional resources for taking these texts further. Provides research to back up why graphic novels are such powerful educational tools Helps you engage diverse student learners with exciting texts Shows you how to make lessons more meaningful Offers advice on implementing new literary mediums into your classroom Perfect for parents and teachers in grades K-8, Worth a Thousand Words opens up an exciting new world for teaching children visual and verbal literacy.

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