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Departing the Text: Join my Webinar And Be a Winner....October 1, 2013

Departing the Text: Join my Webinar And Be a Winner....October 1, 2013 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Spend 30 minutes being WOWED by the AWESOME power pairing graphic novels with traditional prose, texts, and media links. I'll be demonstrating:

the why's and how's of using graphic novels in classrooms how  to use graphic novels to help build learning skills how to use graphic novels for teaching language arts, math, social studies and science

...AND be one of five lucky participants to win a free copy of my book "Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning."
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How to find the Ultimate Comic/Graphic Novel Gift for 2014

How to find the Ultimate Comic/Graphic Novel Gift for 2014 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

With holidays and gifting approaching, I present to you some wonderful graphic novel gift choices for kids of all ages.

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Have fun shopping through these titles (although you won't go wrong with any of these).

 

And wishing all of you a happy holiday!!!

 

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Kazu Kibuishi's "AMULET": Discussion and Teaching Suggestions

Kazu Kibuishi's "AMULET": Discussion and Teaching Suggestions | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Departing the Text: Banned Book Week: Ensuring Everyone Has a Choice

Departing the Text: Banned Book Week: Ensuring Everyone Has a Choice | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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"In honor of Banned Books Week - September 21-27, 2014 I thought I'd share clips from articles and resources to ensure that everyone has the option to read what they choose..."

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"In honor of Banned Books Week - September 21-27, 2014 I thought I'd share clips from articles and resources to ensure that everyone has the option to read what they choose....".

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Teaching With Graphic Novels

Teaching With Graphic Novels | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
While graphic novels are increasingly used as teaching tools, their strong imagery can be a double-edged sword.
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Great article and great resources just in time for Banned Books Week.

 

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amelia Rules! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amelia Rules! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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Kids Comics Awards 2014 Winners

Kids Comics Awards 2014 Winners | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
The KCR! Kids’ Comics Awards offers kids the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for comics of various styles and formats. Kids cast a vote for their favorite comics and characters across twelve ...
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Nominees and voting announced for 2014 Kids Comic Awards — The Beat

Nominees and voting announced for 2014 Kids Comic Awards — The Beat | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

IF you can survive junior high, you can survive ANYTHING!! (I Swear)
–Jace Smith, “Tips for Surviving Middle School,” Stuck in the Middle

 

In this post, we look at Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age, edited by Ariel Schrag. Stuck in the Middle is an anthology of comics by critically acclaimed cartoonists who take a bitingly honest look back at their “awkward” middle-school years, reflecting upon them with sensitivity and some humor. Many of the pieces, however lack resolution, making them unsettling — much like those teenage years themselves. While some may find this format haunting and less kid-friendly, the stories serve as outstanding opportunities to brainstorm and problem solve.

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Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics

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Inspired by an outstanding production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream this past weekend (University of Chicago's Dean's Men Production), I thought I'd take post an interesting collection of facts, quotes and infographics related to Shakespeare and his works.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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Departing the Text: King: A Special Edition Graphic Novel by Ho Che Anderson

Departing the Text: King: A Special Edition Graphic Novel by Ho Che Anderson | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

King was originally published in three volumes (1993-2002, Fantagraphics Books), went out of print in 2006, and was republished in a Special Edition, 2010. While very briefly introducing his father’s influence upon him, King focuses most of its attention on MLK’s adult path and his role in the civil rights movement. We learn about King through a weaving of first- and third-person narratives, providing personal glimpses and insights into the man (versus the legend). We learn why he was loved, feared, hated, and revered. We learn how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott; how he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and their Crusade for Citizenship, Freedom Rides, Lunch Counter Boycotts, Project C, and Birmingham Manifesto; we read about the March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech (among others); his role in Chicago and CORE and his growing struggle promoting non-violent protests; and his tragic death in 1968. Aside from King’s own personal life, we also learn of his relationship with his colleagues, communities, and with politicians such as the Kennedys and Lyndon B. Johnson. We learn not only about what he did, but how he navigated through politics and social change.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
In this post, we take a closer look at March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf, 2013). We highlight it here as it sensitively documents Americans’ struggle for equal rights and civil liberties, and because this award-winning graphic novel is an excellent book to read, learn, and discuss for Black History Month.


March: Book One begins the trilogy of Representative John Lewis’s graphic novel memoire, co-written with his aide Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. It is a critically acclaimed best-seller that received the 2013 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award by the American Library Association and has been named one of the best books of 2013 by USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, ComicsAlliance, and others."

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NewGen E-Commerce: Jet.com Unveiling a New Shopping Experience

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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares.

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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out: https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares

 

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Interview: Meryl Jaffe on Comics and Education — Good Comics for Kids

Interview: Meryl Jaffe on Comics and Education — Good Comics for Kids | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
When I was doing research for this month’s SLJ article on comics in schools, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of experts on the topic, including researchers, teachers, and school librarians. And as anyone who has ever written a story like this, or been interviewed for one, knows, only a fraction of those interviews goes into the finished piece.

Buy hey, we’ve got a blog!

All this week, I’ll be posting the interviews I did for the article. We’re kicking it off with a long, but very informative, e-mail interview I did with Meryl Jaffe, who is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Online Division, and the author of Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning.
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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Amulet introduces us to wonderfully faceted characters — robots that bring to mind Star Wars; steampunk robot houses; elves; anthropomorphic foxes, rabbits, and cats; all sorts of flying machines piloted by children and robots; and more.

 

Through exciting twists and turns, Amulet deals with familial responsibilities, coming of age, finding the courage to face unwanted challenges, and the importance of teamwork. In each volume we ride a roller coaster of plot twists, along with outstanding art, graphic design, and character development.

 

These books are geared for kids 7+ and can be easily integrated into language arts and social studies lessons for grades 2-6. Read on for lesson suggestions, resources and links!

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 6: Comics in Education, Live from NYCC! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Podcast Episode 6: Comics in Education, Live from NYCC! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

In this episode, we present a live panel from New York Comic Con 2013, featuring a Who's Who in All-Ages Graphic Novels. The panel is a roundtable on using Comics in the Classroom, and we hear from (among others) author and educator Meryl Jaffe, author Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Squish), cartoonist Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), cartoonist Eric Wight (My Dead Girlfriend, Frankie Pickle), cartoonist Larry Marder (Beanworld), and more.

 

They discuss: comics as an education tool, recommended reading for kids, and more.

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Departing the Text: International Comic-Con: San Diego 2014 - Some Background and Awesome Panels For Classrooms

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Hope Larson tells a strong story about friendship, loyalty, and choices and provides card game and friendship bracelet instructions, making this a heart-warming summer choice for young teenagers.

The rest of the story is up to you to read and enjoy.

In short, Chiggers is about friendship, camp cliques, and games, and learning from both good and bad choices. It is recommended for young teens and older. In addition to Larson’s nuanced characters and summer exploits Chiggers is about:

Navigating friendships in and out of cliques;Taking ownership for decisions and learning from them;Dealing with the need to belong while maintaining individuality and independence;An honest look at the ins and outs of summer sleep-away camp.


TEACHING/DISCUSSION SUGGESTIONS:

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Departing the Text - Summer 2014 Reading: A-Z Graphic Novel Suggestions for Kids of all Ages

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Pretty in Ink: Looking at Women's Contributions to Comics

Pretty in Ink: Looking at Women's Contributions to Comics | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Maggie's World 015: Girls Allowed

Maggie's World 015: Girls Allowed | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Maggie Thompson talks about the world of comics and female readers, reminding us that girls have always been "allowed" in comics.
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nat Turner | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nat Turner | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"How does a weaker minority dominate a physically superior majority? In my research I learned that this is accomplished by destroying the slave’s mind. More effective than whips and guns was the simple act of outlawing the teaching of slaves to read and to write." - Nat Turner

 

In this post, we take a closer look at Nat Turner by Kyle Baker. While originally self-published in four issues, it was soon picked up and published as a single edition by Harry N. Abrams (2008). Nat Turner received the Glyph award for Best Artist, Best Cover, and for Best Story of the Year, 2006; the Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work, 2006; and the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album — Previously Published, 2009. This work also received an Eisner Award nomination for Best Limited Series, 2006; and Harvey Award nominations for Best Writer, Best Artist and Best Single Issue or Story, 2009. Library Journal gave it a starred review noting, “Baker’s suspenseful and violent work documents the slave trade’s atrocities as no textbook can, with an emotional power approaching that of Maus.”

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