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Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss

Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

This post includes a description of HOW kids deal with loss or trauma, what some SYMPTOMS are when it becomes stressful, and HOW parents and teachers can help their children deal with loss. Additional resource links and prose and graphic novel reading suggestions are also included..

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The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge

The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Research by Christopher Marquis shows that a company's degree of social responsibility is affected by a surprising factor—the language it uses to communicate.
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Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics

Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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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: King | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: King | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

In this post, we take a closer look at King by Ho Che Anderson (Fantagraphics, 1993; reprint edition 2010). This highly acclaimed award-winning biography integrates interviews, narrative, sketches, illustrations, photographs and collages as it pieces together an honest look at the life, times, tragedies, and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr. For King, Anderson won the Harvey Awards for Best New Talent (1991); Best Graphic Album (1993); and Parents’ Choice Award (1995).

 

King was originally published in three volumes (1993-2002), went out of print in 2006, and was republished in a special edition in 2010. While very briefly introducing his father’s influence upon him, King focuses most of its attention on King’s adult path and his role in the civil rights movement... Aside from King’s own personal life, we also learn of his relationship with his colleagues and 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.

 

Please visit this post at cbldf.org for more details on the book, for lesson and discussion suggestions, and for awesome additional resources on King and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Departing the Text: With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics

Departing the Text: With Digital Literacy Comes Digital Ethics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Outstanding resources to help explain and promote digital literacy, digital ethics, and safe Internet use.

 

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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 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | 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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Investigating ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’

Investigating ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’ | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Math is everywhere in “The Simpsons,” from references that flash across the screen in an eye blink to entire segments that explore deep mathematical concepts.
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Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.
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The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn

The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In my last post, I began a celebration of brains and made the argument as to why teachers need to brush up on their knowledge of brains in order to reach that all-too-allusive 'tween noggin.


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While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather

While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Everyone needs to get out on a cold day and try recreating this wild phenomenon.
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Innovation at its finest!

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Visual Mapping: WikiBrains: a Visual tool for Knowledge Discovery

Visual Mapping: WikiBrains: a Visual tool for Knowledge Discovery | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Wikibrains is a tool for exploring visually how words, names, ideas and concepts are connected. This online tool is giving us access to a collective brain based on a growing database of semantically linked information and knowledge.
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Why Writing Can be a Challenge and Making Editing Work

Why Writing Can be a Challenge and Making Editing Work | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

First, let's take a look at writing.  It is probably one of the most challenging skills our kids have to face because it involves simultaneously coordinating a number of skill sets. 

When we write, we have to constantly monitor WHAT we are writing, consider the ORDER in we're writing it (making sure it makes sense to others), weighing what WORDS BEST express our thoughts, while making sure we're , entering and/or printing the correct letters using correct spelling and grammar.   More specifically, writing's challenging is the simultaneous coordination and feedback between:

higher order cognitive systems -  brainstorming, synthesizing  and/or creating content ideas;sequencing systems - organizing what to say in a way that makes most sense to most readers;memory - remembering what they are supposed to be writing about while remembering the words we want to use, along with proper tense, spelling and grammar WHILE keeping track of the order in which we want to relay it;attention - continuous monitoring making sure we are staying on topic; making sure we're making sense; making sure we're using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation;graphomotor coordination -coordinating muscle memory while entering the correct letters/words; andlanguage - recalling vocabulary and rules of grammar and syntax.
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AWESOME FREE WEBINAR: Hitting a Home Run Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic Novels in Your Lessons to Meet Divergent Student Needs and CCSS

Bridging traditional language-arts education and 21st-century technology with Common Core Standards, Meryl Jaffe, PhD demonstrates: (1) how non-fiction graphic novels can be paired with classic and prose texts and media links to meet learning and curricular demands, promoting visual and verbal literacies; and (2) how these types of lessons not only meet CCSS, but help address different student learning styles and learning skills.

 

Hitting a Home Run: Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic Novels in Your Lessons to Meet Divergent Student Needs and CCSS.”  You can view it here: https://vimeo.com/81551403

 

If you have questions after viewing the webinar, please feel free to contact Dr. Meryl Jaffe via email at jojojjaffe@gmail.com. Dr. Jaffe posts teaching suggestions weekly on her website Departing the Text welcoming reader comments and questions (http://departingthetext.blogspot.com). Finally, for those wanting more great ways to incorporate graphic novels in classrooms and with or without prose text and/or media pairings, please see her monthly columns for The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, "Using Graphic Novels in Education" and download her web version of "Raising a Reader!" as well.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | 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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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 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | 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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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Jessica Raeside
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Fantastic collection, thank you!

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To which I would also add #EndNote 

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Fun with Fonts and Typography: What you need to know when creating digital media posts.

Fun with Fonts and Typography: What you need to know when creating digital media posts. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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With expanding use of social and digital media outlets, programs, and options, we need to better understand how the composition and designs of our posts, emails, websites, and means of communication are used and integrated by our audience as they construct and interpret our messages.  This is what visual literacy is all about.

 

I've already pointed out how Color Casts Powerful Messages and how vital The Power of Words is. I've also previously detailed how to teach and play with visual literacy skills Visual Literacy Fun and Games Boosting Critical Thinking and Attention.

In this post, I want to address the impact FONTS have on our perception, integration, and interpretation of messages.

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Hello, Meryl Jaffe, this article is very interesting, thank you!
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Latest News on Content Marketing - CMA - SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY

Latest News on Content Marketing - CMA - SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.
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Departing the Text: The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Departing the Text: The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Until recently, comics were confiscated, banned and frowned upon in schools. With advances in computer technology and graphics, a surge of outstanding works, and from a push from librarians and teachers, they are now being integrated in school and home libraries and classrooms.

Below is a closer look at the course comics and graphic novels have taken in and out of the classrooms But,  before we look at the course of comics, here are some resources explaining why graphic novels fit in most classrooms, along with suggested reading lists and teaching suggestions:

GREAT RESOURCES are included below...

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Departing the Text: Great Reads, Discussions and Lesson Suggestions for Black History Month

Departing the Text: Great Reads, Discussions and Lesson Suggestions for Black History Month | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Awesome resource for associated links, for recommended readings for kids of all ages, and for lesson and discussion suggestions!!

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Heather Wolpert-Gawron » Tween Brains, Part III: How to Work It Out In The Classroom

Heather Wolpert-Gawron » Tween Brains, Part III: How to Work It Out In The Classroom | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Tips for Teaching Brain-Centric Activities:

1.     Yawning before a test

2.    Take syn-naps

3.     Rotating Seats

4.    KWLH 

5.    Let Them Drink Water

6.    Flash a picture between PowerPoint and Keynote slides

7.    Instantaneous think aloud

8.    Attach a Lesson or Unit to Music

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection...
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Top 10 Best Infographics of 2013 - Piktochart Infographics

Top 10 Best Infographics of 2013 - Piktochart Infographics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
So, this is Piktochart top 10 of the most creative, innovative and just outright awesome infographics created in 2013.
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2013 Year's Best: Nonfiction and Historical Fiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Classrooms

2013 Year's Best: Nonfiction and Historical Fiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Classrooms | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Reflecting on 2013, I thought I'd share my favorite non-fiction and historical fiction kids' grapic novels with you, hoping you'll find ways of incorporating them in your homes, libraries, and classrooms. For those of you interested in a wider reading list, I have also included links by other librarians, educators, and graphic novel aficionados who have listed their 2013 favorites as well. I've included a few outstanding "honorable mentions" in fiction (I just couldn't resist sharing them with you).

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Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Dr. Meryl Jaffe, the author of CBLDF's Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! pamphlet and our ongoing Using Gr...
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