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Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy
How to integrate and include graphic novels while motivating students and meeting Common Core Standards
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Graphic Novels Have Droves of Reluctant Readers Running to School Library | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Graphic Novels Have Droves of Reluctant Readers Running to School Library | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Even as comics and graphic novels have moved out of their niche market and into the mainstream of publishing over the last twenty years or so, they have ad...
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TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview

TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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A great boost for visual literacy and the arts in our schools.

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The arts are absolutely critical to develop soft skills like problem solving, team work, quality, self confidence, emotional control, historical perspectives etc.

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Iron Man's Tony Stark richer than Batman: Forbes

Iron Man's Tony Stark richer than Batman: Forbes | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines – Who’s the richest superhero in 2012? If you guessed Iron Man’s Tony Stark, you are correct, according to Forbes Magazine’s top 15 richest fictional characters.
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Pure fun!!!!

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XOC, Ancient Mayan Word and Awesome Non-fiction Graphic Novel

XOC, Ancient Mayan Word and Awesome Non-fiction Graphic Novel | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Xoc is an ancient Mayan word for shark and the title of Matt Dembicki's graphic novel.  This is a super  read for kids of all ages the teaches about conservation, the great pacific garbage patch, and all about great white sharks...

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Visual Literacy: Part 1

This presentation discusses visual literacy, nonlinguistic representations, and infographics and shares strategies for helping students becoming proficient in i (Visual Literacy: Part 1 on @slideshare http://t.co/4ncvXlXz)...
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This is a presentation for educators defining terms and illustrating the urgency for including visual literacy in common core curriculums.

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Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...
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Visual Literacy, in my opinion, is one of the key elements in moving to a more authentic learning experience, enabling a higher level of student engagement.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 22, 2012 3:10 PM
I agree. It's always been around, but with awesome kids' graphic novels, so many more fascinating infographics and social networking on the web, it's essential. Thanks for the visit and rescoop!
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The year in cartoons

The year in cartoons | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.
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The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.

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VISUALIZATION Helps Memory, Creativity, and...Holiday Cheer :-)

VISUALIZATION Helps Memory, Creativity, and...Holiday Cheer :-) | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Visualization is a powerful tool. At work and in school we are told to visualize data, information, concepts, and strategies to better understand, cope, set goals and motivate.  This post has an AWESOME Infographic on VISUALIZATION and how it can be used even to help with Holiday Cheer!

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AWESOME Graphic Novels to Invigorate Common Core Standards and Changes

AWESOME Graphic Novels to Invigorate Common Core Standards and Changes | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"...graphic novels can play a huge role in making the non-fiction come to life while addressing the goal that "teachers are directed to have students compare multiple sources in multiple formats and to give more sourced evidence supporting personal opinions."

 

This post relays an inspring list of graphic non-fiction texts for in and out of the classroom,

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Graphic Novels and Critical Thinking: A Piagetian Application for the Classroom

Graphic Novels and Critical Thinking: A Piagetian Application for the Classroom | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

This article:

- defines "critical thinking';

- relates Piaget's theory of how we 'construct' our knowledge as we learn;

- illustrates how graphic novels can play a role in critical reading and thinking, and how they relate "metaphor" in a mulit=modal manner;

- provides three AWESOME LESSON PLANS with graphic novels to help teachrole and function of government, science and technology, metaphor, history, social cognition

-proves poetry and prose companion readings with graphic novel suggestions

 

It is a truly OUTSTANDING resource.

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On the Radar: Top Teen Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Two Parts Make a Whole: Using Graphic Novels in Your Common Core Classroom | School Library Journal

On the Radar: Top Teen Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Two Parts Make a Whole: Using Graphic Novels in Your Common Core Classroom | School Library Journal | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

This post contains some great Middle School/High School suggestions with links that contain teaching suggestions.

 

"Two Parts Make a Whole: Using Graphic Novels in Your Common Core Classroom http://t.co/rOPNNfMo.."

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On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Great Graphic Novels to Use in Your Common Core Classroom | School Library Journal

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Great Graphic Novels to Use in Your Common Core Classroom | School Library Journal | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"With the current focus on Common Core (CC), what readers want could easily be put aside as media specialists fill out purchase orders with books that are on the “need” list. Did you know that graphic novels can be used to address the CC? According to the standards, students must be able to develop visual and auditory literacy. Graphic novels have long been high-interest picks for young readers; now, they’ve become a necessity. Librarians can kill two birds with one stone by acquiring these new graphic novels for a middle grade audience. As a bonus, many of these titles have sequels slated to arrive in the near-future."...Way to go Jimmy and Amelia!

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Writing with Images in the Digital Age

Writing with Images in the Digital Age | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

As text and image converge and blend, complement or replace one another, and become something new, our ways of reading and writing and studying have become transformed as well. If we want to help our students become effective communicators, that is, effective users and producers of image-texts, we need to understand these media from the inside out and become better users and producers ourselves.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 12:09 PM
Great article, thanks!
Terry Doherty's comment, December 4, 2012 10:20 AM
Drat! I didn't see your finger prints on this one I was going to send it too you!
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Terry, I got your message above - not sure my paws are that big but I love the post - so thanks!
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Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels

Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Great reading suggestions along with additional "Best of 2012" graphic novels

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, December 30, 2012 8:23 PM

Great library/classroom/home suggestions and great links for more reading suggestions.

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Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog

Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed ...

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, December 23, 2012 8:09 AM

Great infographic for teachers to think about!

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2012: The Year in Graphics

2012: The Year in Graphics | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
A selection of graphics and interactives from 2012 with information on how they were produced.
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Inforgraphics, images, and fascinating facts of 2012.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 2, 2013 8:01 AM
And to you, Met.
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, January 2, 2013 10:14 AM
Happy New Year, Maryl, Thank you for giving us the chance to share your information!
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Rise of the Graphic Novel: everything you need to know about the comics field in 70 pages

<em>Rise of the Graphic Novel:</em> everything you need to know about the comics field in 70 pages | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Stephen Weiner's seminal Rise of the Graphic Novel has had a second edition.
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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print.
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"...From concepts like manifestos (#25), pictograms (#45), propaganda (#22), found typography (#38), and the Dieter-Rams-coined philosophy that “less is more” (#73) to favorite creators like Alex Steinweiss, Noma Bar, Saul Bass, Paula Scher, and Stefan Sagmeister, the sum of these carefully constructed parts amounts to an astute lens not only on what design is and does, but also on what it should be and do."

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Home-Schooling, Comic Con Style (Part 1)

Home-Schooling, Comic Con Style (Part 1) | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Roaming Comic Con in search of educational titles, and finding a surprising bounty of history, science and lit.
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This NYTimes article contains some excellent graphic novel suggestions for in and out of the classroom.

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Cavemen were better at drawing animals than modern artists

Cavemen were better at drawing animals than modern artists | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man, according to new research published December 5 in the open access journal PLoS ONE by Gabor Horvath and colleagues from Eotvos University (Budapest), Hungary.
Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man...a nice challenge for graphic artists to live up to!

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 12, 2012 5:57 PM
Thank you for this article.
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You're welcome Meryl Jaffe :-)
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He## YES! Graphic Novels Meet Common Core Standards: Here's Why And A List of My Favorites

He## YES! Graphic Novels Meet Common Core Standards: Here's Why And A List of My Favorites | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"Reading lists and teaching, like most things in life, can't remain static. They must be fluid, dynamically bending and adjusting to the times and pressing needs. ..

The fact that graphic novels nicely fit Common Core Standard mandates (addressing visual and verbal literacy and the need to teach divergent texts and text structures) helps a lot. The quality selections available and the more modern feel they add to the classroom also help make them excellent curriculum additions."

 

This post brings the case of graphic novels in the classroom to the fore along with a powerful list of suggested reads.

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Empowering Girls in and out of School

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See Jane...learn how to empower girls in and out of school

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This is a link to seejane.com helping 1/2 the world's population see themselves more clearly for who THEY want to be...

 

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20 Great Infographics of 2012

20 Great Infographics of 2012 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections, to olympics, to scientific breakthroughs, to major weather events.
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PhysicsQuest

PhysicsQuest | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
PhysicsQuest is a middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed to be done by small groups in a classroom or after school setting.
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Eucles: Hero of Democracy, Marathon, Common Core Standards, and Visual/Verbal Literacies

Eucles: Hero of Democracy, Marathon, Common Core Standards, and Visual/Verbal Literacies | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"While British poet, Robert Browning wrote about Pheidippides (poem below), Boaz Yakin and Joe Infurnari tell story of Eucles and The Battle of Marathon in their graphic novel Marathon (First Second, 2012). In this new format, Eucles also proves to be a hero of Common Core Standards as this story bridges literature, and historywhile integrating verbal and visual literacy."

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