Dr Mel Gibson "leads a workshop with Year 9 pupils, to increase their awareness of the wide range of comics on offer for boys and girls of all ages. Keen to help the school develop their use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom, she runs a training session with English teachers Lynne Smith and Faye Robinson. We return to the school one month later to assess whether comics have boosted reading in general, and see if they've proved to have real educational value in the classroom."
Normandy starts with the planning of the invasion, moving into its execution, and even includes what came afterward, what was done to hold the ground gained. It culminates with the Allies arriving in Paris.
“This isn’t a book about torture, it’s a book in which torture occurs. I think it’s important to consider the book as a whole, and not fixate on a particular image—that image will look different when regarded as part of the story than when taken on its own. The question I would be asking is whether the story is told in a way that seventh graders can understand. I can’t answer that, but the Chicago curriculum committee said yes, at least initially.” (Brigid Alverson, School Library Journal)
The winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—should’t that be the CYABLAs?) were announced last week, and although there are only two graphic novel categories, three graphic novels took the honors.
"Persepolis is an important classroom tool for a number of reasons. First, it is a primary source detailing life in Iran during the Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War . Readers of all ages get a glimpse of what life is like under repressive regimes and relive this period in history from a different perspective. It also begs detailed discussion of the separation of church and state. Furthermore, this is a poignant coming-of-age story that all teens will be able to relate to and serves as a testament to the power of family, education, and sacrifice."
The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of IRA has taken a look at some of the newly published graphic novels this year and provided descriptions and teaching ideas to use in classrooms or to recommend for summer reading.
Let's stick to calling graphic novels a format, not a genre. Varied use of the latter only causes confusion.
WhizzKids United is an innovative educational programme that uses soccer to teach the youth about life skills, gender equality and sexual health.
This free downloadable comic book whick explores the experiences of Sth African teenagers in regard to HIV/AIDS is the product of a collaboration between the University of cardiff and the Africaid Trust. Why not have your students produce something similar about an issue they face in their lives?
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.
Columnist Anastasia Betts of Graphic Novels 101 looks at the use of comics in the classroom, and shares her experience as an educator helping teachers embrace sequential art as a teaching tool. The...
I too share the author's ire that we are still having to defend the use of comics in the classroom. The theory is that things have changed - both the comics and the classrooms. In practice, however, we still have a lot to do in the classroom in terms of inviting the comics medium in.
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