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Graphic novels for every subject

Graphic novels for every subject | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Comic book-style books known as graphic novels come in all categories — from biographies to adaptations of classics. The subject areas also include math, science, social studies and sports.
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Useful list of curriculum-related graphic novels

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Great Graphic Novels for Girls

Great Graphic Novels for Girls | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Graphic novels are not just for boys anymore (if they ever were).  We have heroes like Zita (from Zita the Spacegirl) and Mirka (from Hereville) who prove that girls don’t have to stand on th...
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Graphic novels are certainly not a "boy thing." It's good to see more recommendations coming through for female readers.

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Composing a graphic novel

Composing a graphic novel | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Ever wanted to compose an interactive graphic story? Here is your opportunity. You will examine an interactive graphic novel and use a variety of resources and graphics to compose your own graphic novel" ( NSW Dept Education and Training, 2011).

 

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 3, 2012 5:09 PM
Awesome post thanks!
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Novel for Creating a Graphic Novel

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Teaching Geography with Zombies

Teaching Geography with Zombies | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Zombies, graphic novels and Geography... if that doesn't get students engaged, nothing will!

 

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Comic Book Templates: An Entry Point into Nonfiction

Comic Book Templates: An Entry Point into Nonfiction | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Teaching nonfiction to students for the first time can be challenging. Here is a great teaching strategy that use guided instruction and comic books to help students begin their understanding of nonfiction literature.

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Brandon Maze's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:31 PM

Could be great for intro to Common Core

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Shooting the Panel: Graphic Novels and Film | Film Equals

Shooting the Panel: Graphic Novels and Film | Film Equals | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"More recently, studios have been turning to any and all forms of writing possible, and in this recent turn, the graphic novel has become even more indispensable."

 

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Comics: exploring the future of space, word, and image

Comics: exploring the future of space, word, and image | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

A guest post by Dr Matt Finch in which he considers how reading and thinking about comics might differ from reading and thinking about prose.

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Brandon Maze's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:32 PM

Good for creation

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Comic Book Kids

A group of teenagers from Roebourne, Western Australia, have taken their passion for comic books into the digital age.

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Multiple Intelligences in Comics Ed

Multiple Intelligences in Comics Ed | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Mark Bennett's comic strips challenge readers to think how comics can be used to address multiple intelligences.

 


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Top Graphic Novels Starring Mighty Girls - Best Of

Top Graphic Novels Starring Mighty Girls - Best Of | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
A Mighty Girl's new collection of over 80 graphic novels is one of the largest ever compiled of graphic novels starring girls and women.
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MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Great tool for language teachers: Write captions in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese or Latin.

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Middle school teacher Jeanne Harper educates students about 9/11 using graphic novels

Middle school teacher Jeanne Harper educates students about 9/11 using graphic novels | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In each of her classes, she combines the intrigue of graphic novels with the question of what makes up a hero."

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Ghost of a Chance: How One Teacher Explores Comics in the Classroom | Graphic Novel Reporter

Ghost of a Chance: How One Teacher Explores Comics in the Classroom | Graphic Novel Reporter | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Apart from Lagana's insistence on describing graphic novels as a genre--a stance I strongly disagree with--he does offer some useful strategies for the use of graphic novels in the classroom. (Di)

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Are graphic novels good enough for school?

Graphic novelist Jeff Smith and a panel of experts discuss whether or not graphic novels are good enough for the classroom.
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When will people accept that graphic novels are not just for kids, not just for reluctant readers, not just stepping stones to "proper" literature, and are not "quick and easy?" Thank you Larry and Jeff.

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Comics in Education: Teaching Controversial Comics

Comics in Education: Teaching Controversial Comics | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Looks at the dilemma faced by teachers when using graphic novels and comic books that push the boundaries of what's appropriate for the classroom. Excellent focus on Keiji Nakazaw'a 'Barefoot Gen.'

 

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Brandon Maze's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:25 PM

Could be used for supmlimental reading regarding "The Bomb"

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News360.com

News360.com | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Cartoonists Joff Winterhart and Mary Talbot gain accolades that once would have seemed like a pipe dream."

 

Feels like we are nearing the tipping point!

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Kokoda

Kokoda | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Kokoda: That Bloody Track is a factual graphic novel (or traditional comic) that tells the true story of the Kokoda battles in July and August 1942.... This campaign is placed within the wider context of the Second World War. Eyewitness accounts and original diaries are included to add a personal perspective.... The Japanese perspective is included through the use of soldiers' diaries. Where possible, Japanese and native languages (Motu and Pidjin) are included to provide a cultural balance. Translation boxes are included."

 

Useful for History, or might be considered for English as a text to address the requirements under the Aust Curriculum for texts with links to Asia.

 

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» Teaching with Comics

» Teaching with Comics | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There are many reasons to use comics in the classroom, but there are also many ways to use them. Here are a few activity ideas for using comics in the classroom."

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America: Elect! The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form

America: Elect! The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
It's been a long – really long – campaign, one full of twists and turns, gaffes and memes.

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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

Some good resources and activities linking to the Australian Curriculum: English. Would like to have seen more focus on graphic novels as sophisticated and complex texts. Would also challenge the claim that the first comic book was Superman in 1938. Other than that, thumbs up to the ABC for this new website.

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

New adventures of the Little Prince: Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupéry, this series of three comic books are suitable for both upper primary and lower secondary.

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Chris Ware takes graphic novels to new heights with Building Stories

Chris Ware takes graphic novels to new heights with Building Stories | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The first thing you notice about the book, if it can be called that, is its radical deconstruction of the comics medium. Building Stories arrives in a box that contains 14 different pieces of various shapes and sizes—or, as Ware describes them,'14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers and Pamphlets'."

 

Sounds fascinating!

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To be or not to be: Graphic Novels in the Classroom?

To be or not to be: Graphic Novels in the Classroom? | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Many teachers are very hesitant to use graphic novels in their classroom. Much of the hesitation has to do with a personal lack of familiarity with this specific form of literature. For some, the use of graphic novels in the classroom is foreign and scary, some might not even see it as “literature,” while others are actually beginning to see the great advantage of using them to supplement student learning."

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The idea behind the interactive comic is to make learning about Poe and his literature fun, intriguing and experiential. Taking advantage of modern social media and mobile phone technology to extend the ‘universe’ of the story. The film, comic and websites provide deeper interactivity with which to plumb the historical backdrop of E.A.Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, highlighting the characters and political & religious conditions which set the Spanish Inquisition into motion."

 

I applaud the creators' efforts, but found some links didn't work and some of the videos added little value. Can see, however, that students would be engaged with this.

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Graphic Novels in the Classroom? Why Not!

Graphic Novels in the Classroom? Why Not! | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Weaver has had success using elements of Ulysses in conjunction with Ulysses "SEEN"—the strategy Berry and his colleagues intended the comic to be used for—and has converted some of his students to Joyce fans in the process, which is no small feat for such a difficult text as Ulysses."

 

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This online graphic novel is now available for the ipad $7.49.

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