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Education Update:No Laughing Matter: Comic Books Have Serious Educational Value:Making Challenges Meaningful for English Language Learners

Education Update:No Laughing Matter: Comic Books Have Serious Educational Value:Making Challenges Meaningful for English Language Learners | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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While this source has its limitations because the author seems to be plugging their book and not willing to share all their secrets. It does point to some important basic conspets when teaching to ELLs. Among these concepts are higher order thinking and scaffolding strategies. Comic books are great scaffolding tools because not only does it pair the texts with images to aid comprehension but it is often written in a way that would allow small children to understand. That being said, comic books can be incredibly deep texts that require analytical skills do understand the meaning behind many of the characters motivations and actions. This is where that higher order thinking comes into play and why yet again comic books show off their utility when being used with ELLs.

 

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Free Comic Book Day! May 4, 2013! | All About Books and Comics

Free Comic Book Day! May 4, 2013! | All About Books and Comics | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Cash Donations. Attention Teachers Looking for Comics for your Classroom, please wait until after FREE COMIC BOOK DAY to make your requests so that we can see what we have left to donate to your classroom.
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Free is always awesome, so here's a way that teachers can acquire some free comic books for their classroom.s

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Graphic-Novel Research Reveals Resistance, Lessons

Graphic-Novel Research Reveals Resistance, Lessons | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Research on teaching with graphic novels is a field of scholarship still in development. Several new papers study obstacles to comics in education through surveys, literature reviews, and classroom evidence.
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This article tackles some of the stigmas attached to graphic novels as a form of literature. It brings up many points of contention about the academic value of graphic novels. In a study many student teachers were concerned whether or not their peers would take them seriously if they were to use graphic novels in the classroom. This helps illustrate a popular opinion an educator may face when using graphic novels in their class, as their may be resistance amongst parents or admin. It also makes a strong case for graphic novels saying that it is a valuable type of multiple literacy and may engage certain students in the classroom that are not typically interested in reading. The sort of analysis that can occur by using graphic novels is rather unique because of the medium of comics itself. It is a literacy that involves both images ant text and requires the reader to take both into account in order to understand the material. 

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After Persepolis: Graphic Novels Challenged in the Classroom - Education Week News (blog)

After Persepolis: Graphic Novels Challenged in the Classroom - Education Week News (blog) | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
After Persepolis: Graphic Novels Challenged in the Classroom
Education Week News (blog)
As with many banned and challenged books, content, not context, is what proves objectionable to the plaintive party.
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The Persepolis debate in CPS continues and the author Marjane Satrapi has a great quote here about how CPS has handled this whole situation. It will be interesting to see what else edweek has to say on the subject as they noted that they will release an article soon about how graphic novels face unique challenges in gaining acceptance in the classroom. 

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What Does Superman Know About Classroom Technology?

What Does Superman Know About Classroom Technology? | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Our students are enamored by superheroes and classroom technology—which is why I’d like to make a case for using comic books in the classroom.

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Different programs students can use to create their own comiccs.

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» Teaching with Comics

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RT @dimac4: RT @flocabulary: The use of comic books in the classroom boosts #literacy & student motivation.


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Can Reading Comics Make Us Smarter? – Hult Media

Can Reading Comics Make Us Smarter? – Hult Media | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Blanch has a theory about why students respond so well to comic books in the classroom, which she believes has a lot to do with the brain's ability to process a limited amount of information at one time (typically, up to seven ...
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SDAIE Glossary

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This is a nice resource for differend SDAIE strategies which are used to teach both language acquisition in correlation with content. One of the major concepts involved with SDAIE is incoroporating images with instruction, reading or writing. Since comic books are both a visual and written medium they inherently combine images with reading and writing. This is why comic books are great pieces of supplemental material to use in your class to aid in language development. Even if you do not use comic books in your classroom this is still an excellent and easy to use resource for tips for instruction for English Language Learners.

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Professor brings comic books to classroom ‹ NTDaily

Professor brings comic books to classroom ‹ NTDaily | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
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Here is an article about a professor using comic books in college level courses. This helps illustrate that comic books have their place in academia. It also shows the utility of comic books and how they can be used across multiple areas of study. One thing that stood out to me was the mention of how he uses comic books in the classroom in order to have students approach a subject from a different perspective. This is how I plan on using comic books in my classroom as they allow students to analyze content specific information through the lens of characters or events in a comic book. 

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Stanford education experts help launch a new rigorous curriculum for English language learners

Stanford education experts help launch a new rigorous curriculum for English language learners | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it

A Stanford-led education initiative is sharing a new approach to teaching English language learners. Seventh graders with intermediate-level English language skills will, for example, grapple directly with challenging documents such as Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

It aims to help students who are still learning English to meet new standards in English language arts being required by the new Common Core State Standards. The Common Core, adopted in California and 44 other states, is a set of rigorous educational standards focused on helping students become better prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce.

"The Common Core requires students to go deeper by doing things like using text-based evidence to make arguments," said Hakuta, who co-chairs Understanding Language. "While that's great, it could disadvantage English language learners."


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I feel that I have collected material regarding how to use comic books in the classroom and why they are important. Now, I would like to focus on how it can be used to help English Learners, so understanding the strategies that help language development and connect those strategies to how to use comic books in education. This is a particularly interesting article because it focuses on the common core and is a whole unit that has been designed to increase language development.

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Protests Continue Over 'Persepolis' Ban - Publishers Weekly

Protests Continue Over 'Persepolis' Ban - Publishers Weekly | Comic Books in Education | Scoop.it
Protests Continue Over 'Persepolis' Ban
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Reality of the sort of things we have to be wary of when we pick a graphic novel to use in our classroom. Persepolis, which has been made into an almost page for page adaptation for film and received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, is not deemed appropriate it illustrates the sort of uphill battle we'll have to face when introducing graphic novels into students' education.

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The benefits of comic books in the classroom

According to new research comic books and graphic novels have untapped potential to improve literacy of young men. The introduction of comics into regular cu...


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Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers - Teaching Degree.org

Take advantage of the natural affinity children have for comics. The following tips, tools, and resources will get you started with teaching with comics. (RT @sarlowes: amazing resources for using & teaching comic books in the classroom!
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