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Using Graphic Novels in Education: American Born Chinese ...Linking Common Core Standards and Multiple Literacy Resources

Using Graphic Novels in Education: American Born Chinese ...Linking Common Core Standards and Multiple Literacy Resources | 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...

 

This post contains:

 

- A synopsis of this book along with lesson plans tying the graphic novel with multiple-voice poetry, prose fiction and non-fiction and numerous discussion and teaching points.

 

- Lesson plan and discussion suggestions.

 

- Literacy and Common Core State Standard suggestions and pairings of graphic novel, poety, and prose fiction and non-fiction.

 

-Extensive links for teaching cultural heritage, cultural diversity, character development, language and language usage, folklore, and racial prejudice.

 

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AWESOME post with extensive details and resources for teachers whether using Common Core State Standards or not.  Just great teaching ideas.

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Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE

Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In this post I’d like to invite you all to virtually join our panel. Below are:Details of the challenge;The basics of visually storytelling;Examples of how the panelists responded to the challenge
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Great summer challenge for kids, writers, artists and those wanting to learn more about visual storytelling.

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CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Raising A Reader! answers the questions parents and educators bring to using comics: What skills do graphic novels offer kids? What resources are available for using graphic novels in education? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How can graphic novels create reading dialogues? And much more!

 

Please visit www.cbldf.org to download a copy of Raising A Reader, and be sure to stop by CBLDF booth #1920 at Comic-Con International to get your copy!

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Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages

Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

First: I limited the reading suggestions to those books (or sequels) having come out over the past year.  There are plenty other perfectly spectacular summer reads available and you may want to check these links for more great reads:

Heroes of all shapes and sizesNon-fiction and historical fictionKids' graphic novel favorites


Second:  I have it posted a visual flow chart of suggested summer reading for young adults middle-school and older.  While the info-graphic covers classic of all sorts, my list focuses on graphic novels, demonstrating that there is quality reading to be had by kids of ALL AGES, and ALL TASTES.

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Recreational and Educational Value of Math Puzzles

Recreational and Educational Value of Math Puzzles | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Many people enjoy working on grid puzzles as small, quick challenges of their mathematical and logical skills. Here is one you may not have seen, the OkiDoku. How does it work? Looking at the grid ab
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The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks

The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Every mother feels societal pressures, but few have experienced as much parenting scrutiny as the mother from “The Cat in the Hat.” In this interview, she tries to set things straight.
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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:55 AM

 

Well done by using a flowchart...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart

 

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:29 AM

Glaringly missing culturally relevant readings.

AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:57 PM

Take your pick - many classics.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety

Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Research indicates a clear and growing need to talk more about numeracy- becoming more familiar and COMFORTABLE with numbers, shapes, and math jargon. Our neglect in talking math with our kids is directly linked to math anxiety (particularly among girls and women) and lower rankings in math fluency world-wide.

 

This post contains research findings describing math anxiety, relating how it is conditioned, and provides easy, every-day solutions for parents and educators.

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Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation

Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Hilary Greenbaum, a graphic designer at the The New York Times Magazine at the time, initially began "Who Made That" as a series of blog posts investigating the origin of curious, unusual, and/or mundane items. It eventually became a weekly column in the magazine, now written by Pagan Kennedy and on June 9, 2013 the entire magazine was devoted to this question.

From:pacific-standard.blogspot.com

While not a new question, they've done a great job answering this question.

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Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas

Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

For the nature lovers and budding scientists in your home, school or summer camp,  they couldn't have come at a better time.

With students itching for summer break with limited interest or attention span for reading-writing-and 'rithmatic,...

...For those bummed that they have to continue with summer school. ..

...For all your nature lovers and budding scientists...

HERE are some resources to observe and learn about these 'natural wonders' :

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Excellent resources, videos, maps and lesson ideas.

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What Kids Are Reading - 2013

What Kids Are Reading - 2013 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered why students choose the books that they do? Renaissance Learning explored this question in the fifth-edition What Kids Are Reading report, which lists the top 40 books read by students in grades 1-12 in the 2011-2012 school year. Rankings are based on the Accelerated Reader database, the largest of its kind, which houses reading records for students who read 283 million books."


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This post links to a page that will provide you access to the full report, the infographic (part of which is above), and a report summary. The full report also includes:
* Required high school reading from 1907 to 2012

* Caldecott and Newbury winners from 1922 to present

* A selection of the Common Core State Standards exemplars

There have been many shifts in reading over the last 100 years, and one shift is that the complexity of required reading has decreased. To learn more check any of the resources found through this link. If you prefer an oral version from NPR you can listen to (or read) a short piece aired on June 11th, 2013 called "What Kids are Reading, In School and Out" at http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/11/190669029/what-kids-are-reading-in-school-and-out.

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Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as the surf, read, and research

Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as the surf, read, and research | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

The issue is that with the pressure for continuous news streams, with the ever-available and easy-to-use photo shop technology, and with more "citizen reporting" we have to be both aware of the issues and risks of faulty, premature reporting and slanted reporting which is subjective and manipulative rather than objective and informative.


With news items available and retrievable for the unforeseen future, we have to train our kids and students to critically evaluate verbal and visual texts.
 
Below: Solutions and strategies to battling "truth" in our social and news media

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Jennifer L. Holm and Meryl Jaffe on RAISING A READER | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Jennifer L. Holm and Meryl Jaffe on RAISING A READER | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
During SDCC, CBLDF Board Member Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse) and Raising a Reader writer Meryl Jaffe sat down with GeekRoom's Tom Misuraca to talk about CB...
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San Diego Comi-Con 2013: The Part for Educators

San Diego Comi-Con 2013: The Part for Educators | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

While most newspapers and media have covered the fabulous fans and their costumes, the comic-con culture, upcoming games, media and comics, and movie/show anniversaries, there was another side of comic-con not covered. The comic-con I was a part of addressed:

 

 

"Raising a Reader"  - how graphic novels can and should be used in the classrooms to help raise readers. This panel, sponsored by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund introduced their new publication "Raising Readers!" and a new monthly column "Using Graphic Novels. in Education" Here is a link for the free pdf version of "Raising Readers!""Today's Kids' Heroes...and Why They Don't Wear Capes" - looking at the role of heroes and villains in today's literature and media culture and whether the role of heroes and villains are changing as a result of Zeitgeist. The panelists were all award-winning game/graphic novel/ television and movie creators and the gist of the discussion was that while the caped-crusaders are here to stay, today's heroes are more 'human-like' more multi-faceted and that the medium in which they are created ultimately effects their characters, challenges, and wardrobes."How to Conquer the Earth One Image at a Time" - how graphic novel artists and creators use elements of visual literacy to create their messages with and without words . The all-star panel of graphic novel creators/artists and one young lady, Fiona, addressed my challenge to create a visual message that either helped aliens invade Earth, or helped rally humanity against the invasion.  NOTE: next week's post will have the challenge for all of you to participate in!

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The Armageddon Letters, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Common Core State Standards - all in one.

The Armageddon Letters, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Common Core State Standards - all in one. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Read below how a multi-media resource The Armageddon Letters (book, website, videos, blog) can be used in middle school, high school and college classroms when studying about The Cold War, Nuclear Proliferation (then and now), and the delicate balance necessary in designing political messages.


The Armageddon Letters  a trans-media project was launched in 2012 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It incorporates multi-platform storytelling, taking 'visitors' behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis through an interactive time-capsule rendering web-site and a book.

  

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Zahra - from Paradise to President: How Graphic Novels Inspire While Meeting the Common Core Standards

Zahra - from Paradise to President: How Graphic Novels Inspire While Meeting the Common Core Standards | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

 

 

Zahra's Paradise in the Classrooom:This book is powerful and informative.  I recommend it for high school students and older (meeting Common Core State Standards for language, reading, writing, and for history ) along with the many links provided in this post as students read, write and discuss:

 

Key ideas and details,

Craft and structure of this work

Integration and knowledge and ideas relayed in this work

Range of reading and level of text complexity

Word choices, vocabulary and language usage

 

Check post for Common Core State Standard links and for links to related resources.

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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.
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Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says

Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years?
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | 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 banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we will examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.


In our first column, we’ll take a closer look at Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

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My plasure . I love your approach and selection of resources. I lern a lot.Many thanks
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How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today

How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today
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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

On September 7th of 1982, advertising legend David Ogilvy sent an internal memo to all employees of his advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. The memo was entitled "How to Write," and consisted of the following list of advice.

(Source: The Unpublished David Ogilvy: A Selection of His Writings from the Files of His Partners; Image: David Ogilvy, via Ogilvy & Mather.)

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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

Via Beth Dichter
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Why visual literacy is so important.

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Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading and Classroom Suggestions

Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading and Classroom Suggestions | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Unsung heroes care for ailing parents, friends, relatives and neighbors; they make the lives of sick and disabled as gracious, normal and stress-free as possible; they advocate selflessly to make the lives of others less fortunate more bearable; they struggle to defend themselves and their friends against bullies of all shapes, sizes and numbers. They are people we so often take for granted and shouldn't and whom our students and kids should learn about and learn from.

 

This post has OUTSTANDING links,  lesson suggestions, and summer reading.

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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

In Autism, the Importance of the Gut | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.
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