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Librarians at Comic-Con: Bringing Comics to Life at the Library

Librarians at Comic-Con: Bringing Comics to Life at the Library | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
The panel, “Bringing Comics to Life in the Library!” held at the recent San Diego Comic-Con International, looked at the strategies five libraries use to engage readers and the implications for comics publishers.
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Graphic novels: Resources for teachers

Graphic novels: Resources for teachers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

This is my website with links to some of my research and articles. You'll also find other pdf resources. I now use this scoop.it to curate web-based resources.

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Christine Lucas's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:18 PM

such a great resource. Graphic novels are quite foreign to me and websites like this make incorporating them into classwork less daunting. 

Fiona Philip's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:35 AM

Great website or info on graphic novels

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Civil rights uses graphic novels to espouse philosophy of non-violent protest

Civil rights uses graphic novels to espouse philosophy of non-violent protest | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Atlanta congressman John Lewis is reaching out to young people to promote the philosophy of non-violent protest using a medium that's familiar to many of them, comic books.
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Graphic Novels

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"Graphic novels have become an essential component of library collections for both children and teenagers, and they have enormous potential for classroom use. This page compiles graphic novel information and resources to help you learn more about this genre of publishing for youth."

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Graphic novels as the 21st-century comic book

Graphic novels as the 21st-century comic book | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Find out about comic books, those action-packed stories full of colourful illustrations. You used to only find comic books in newsagencies, but now they're also in bookshops and libraries."

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TeachingBooks.net Book Reading | Boxers

TeachingBooks.net Book Reading | Boxers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Gene Luen Yang introduces and shares some of the backstory for creatingBoxers.

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Amazon reveals best comics and graphic novels of 2014 - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Amazon reveals best comics and graphic novels of 2014 - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Reminding us that the holiday-shopping season is closer than we think, the editors of Amazon.com have announced their Best Books of 2014, which naturally includes comics and graphic novels. Roz Chast’s graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Kirkus Prize for nonfiction, we …
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Graphic novels: providing a different perspective

Graphic novels: providing a different perspective | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Karen Gray a primary school teacher librarian looks at how graphic novels can be used across the curriculum and how the TL must advocate their value via sound professional knowledge of literacy and literature.
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Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Learner Log

Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Learner Log | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Yildirim (2013) writes, “The increasing popularity of graphic novels has transformed it into a powerful medium of expression. Once regarded as only a means of amusement lacking literary insight and merit, graphic novels have evolved into a respected and well-regarded genre of literature which deserves a permanent place in the literary world” (p. 122).

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Despite the increase in popularity of graphic novels, the literature and my own research suggest that teachers' lack of familiarity with the format is hindering the uptake of graphic novels as classroom texts.

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5 Reasons Your Students Should Be Reading Comic Books

5 Reasons Your Students Should Be Reading Comic Books | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Comic books, or some refer to them as graphic novels, are an underrated resource for developing literacy.... I’ll give you five reasons why students should be reading comics to improve their reading skills."

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Graphic Novels 101 - Boston University

Graphic Novels 101 - Boston University | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
SED lecturer helps teachers make sense of the genre
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Useful article with advice on how those unfamiliar with graphic novels might read them.

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Engaging Reading: ‘Graphic novels’ give teachers valuable tool to reach students | Our Schools

Engaging Reading: ‘Graphic novels’ give teachers valuable tool to reach students | Our Schools | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Teachers can use the novels for traditional literacy, such as analyzing transitions, character development, dialogue and structure but students can also analyze the pictures, how people are portrayed, how the author uses the panels to convey time, transition and motion."

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Getting Graphic: Introducing Graphic Novels to the Classroom - Resources and Inspiration

Getting Graphic: Introducing Graphic Novels to the Classroom - Resources and Inspiration | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
It is undeniable that we live in a new media age. In this age, literacy requires students to be able to make meaning from information in a wide variety of formats, one of the most prevalent being v...
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Fabulous post from Kay Oddone (@KayC28) on graphic novels and how they can be used in the Australian Curriculum (or any classroom). Chock-a-block with resources for both the novice and veteran user of graphic novels for the classroom.

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How to Use 3-Act Story Structure in Comic Strips

How to Use 3-Act Story Structure in Comic Strips | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In just three to four comic panels, you can utilize three-act structure to tell a story. If there’s conflict and a character reacting to that conflict then you’ve got a story and that can easily fit within three or four comic panels."

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Try something like Pixton (free) or Comic Life (commercial) to use this framework to construct a simple comic strip. Thanks to @aliceleung on Twiiter for this resource.

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SBS's interactive graphic novel The Boat brings Vietnamese refugee experience to life

SBS's interactive graphic novel The Boat brings Vietnamese refugee experience to life | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
A Sydney comic artist reinterprets Nam Le's The Boat for the digital age.
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Anomaly’s graphic novels come to life with augmented reality apps

Anomaly’s graphic novels come to life with augmented reality apps | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Many of us have grown up with pop-up books, where a turn of a page or the pull of a tab offers a 3-D view of the story. Anomaly Productions Inc. takes this idea a step further. The Laguna Hills com
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Marvel has a similar app. 

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Graphic Novels

Common Sense Media editors help you choose Graphic Novels. Illustrations and text mean fun for kids of all ages.
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Classical Comics: Comic approach proves a success for Bard lovers | The Times

Classical Comics: Comic approach proves a success for Bard lovers | The Times | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
“Innovation can be expensive so it is helpful when you know that what you are doing is driven by demand, that people are potentially interested in it. We didn’t develop this for the sake of having something new, but as a way to add more value that people wanted to what we were already doing.”
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The Classical Comics versions are great. If you want to try before you buy, go to their website, where various Acts from a number of plays can be downloaded.

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Cory Doctorow Discusses 'In Real Life'

Cory Doctorow Discusses 'In Real Life' | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
In Real Life tells the story of a woman learning about life through video games, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang. Comics Alliance spoke to Doctorow to learn more.
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Teaching With Graphic Novels

Teaching With Graphic Novels | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
While graphic novels are increasingly used as teaching tools, their strong imagery can be a double-edged sword.
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It's Banned Books Week: This Year Graphic Novels Are on the Chopping Block

It's Banned Books Week: This Year Graphic Novels Are on the Chopping Block | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
September 21 - 28 is Banned Books Week; #1 on the list is a graphic novel and so is #10, and other graphic novels have also drawn fire; why?
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A Graphic Novel That’s Like Harry Potter, But With Computers Instead of Wands | Underwire | WIRED

A Graphic Novel That’s Like Harry Potter, But With Computers Instead of Wands | Underwire | WIRED | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
The premise Secret Coders may sound familiar to fans of young adult literature: Two students discover a mysterious school hidden just beyond the limits of their humdrum lives, and are ushered into a world of secret knowledge and power that they never imagined possible. However, unlike Harry Potter's Hogwarts, the school in this graphic novel teaches a form of magic that readers can learn right alongside the fictional students. That's because they're not learning how to levitate objects or charm mythical beasts—they're learning how to code.
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Gene Yang helps address the current call for students to be taught coding.

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Maus Index

Maus Index | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"We chose a graphic novel for study to stimulate readers to explore new forms of literature. Graphic novels appeal both to adults and teenagers and use themes and subjects important to many. The choice of Maus was based on its critical acclaim, its artistic excellence, and its universal themes.

This website provides teachers and students with approaches to reading and studying the novel through a host of on-line resources."

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Fabulous resources from teachers at Melbourne High School.

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Yet Another Reason to Love Gene Luen Yang

Yet Another Reason to Love Gene Luen Yang | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In general, what attracts me to artists is a sense of fun, commitment, and flexibility. There is a change over time that you see when artists express their own growth and learning through their performances. Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist that is in the same category."

 
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Comics, Graphic Novels Market Hit $870 Million in 2013

Comics, Graphic Novels Market Hit $870 Million in 2013 | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Led by book format comics with $415 million in sales, the North American comics and graphic novel marketplace generated $870 million in sales in 2013, according to a new estimate by ICV2 and Comichron.
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 "The $870 million estimate is the comics category’s highest dollar value since 1993. He also said that all comics format—digital, periodical and graphic novels—are growing. “When all the formats show steady growth, then there’s no pirating between each of the formats. We’re serving three different kinds of customers.”

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Banned Books Week 2014 Celebrates Graphic Novels | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Banned Books Week 2014 Celebrates Graphic Novels | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.

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Graphic novels in the classroom

In this module, you will look at: graphic novels; how they differ from conventional novels; how people read them; how they represent characters, settings and events; and how readers respond to them.

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An excellent site, sponsored by the West Australian Government. The module designed to assist teachers in the use of graphic novels is chock-a-block with examples and questions to generate critical thinking in students.

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