Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy
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How to integrate and include graphic novels while motivating students and meeting Common Core Standards
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Digital Activities For Visual Literacy

Digital Activities For Visual Literacy | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Visual literacy is the ability to construct meaning from or communicate meaning through information presented in the form of an image. While it may seem like this could only be applicable to the el...
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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 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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San Diego Comi-Con 2013: The Part for Educators

San Diego Comi-Con 2013: The Part for Educators | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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Infographic: The Reasons Comics are Challenged.

Infographic: The Reasons Comics are Challenged. | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Designer Tim Leon has created a fascinating and informative infographic on why various comic books/graphic novels have been banned.

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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 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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Kids Comics Awards

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On Sunday June 23rd the first ever KCR! Comics Awards ceremony was held at the Kids Read Comics Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The nominees were selected by a committee of teachers, librarians, a...
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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 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:57 AM

In line with another post "Truth be Told"  http://departingthetext.blogspot.com/2013/05/truth-be-told.html these are CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS

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Space Inspired Reading for ALL: Astronaut Academy

Space Inspired Reading for ALL: Astronaut Academy | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Inspired by Commander Chris Hadfield's tweets and posts (including his rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity), here is a treat for kids of all ages by Dave Roman and First Second Books.

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Rust: Teaching Ideas integrating Poetry, Photography, Graphic Novels and CCSS

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RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

 

This post has a review of Rust by Royden Lepp - a graphic novel that have been rated appropriate reading for all ages - although I would say they will be enjoyed by readers Grade 4 through adult. While younger readers will easily focus on Roman and Oswald his younger brother along with their responsibilities to their farm and family, and their relationship with Jet Jones,  older readers will comprehend the larger issues of artificial intelligence, and drone warfare.

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3 Tips for More Effective Content Marketing Visuals

3 Tips for More Effective Content Marketing Visuals | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Are your visual content efforts producing effective results? Use these tips to make sure you are generating content that helps drive action, rather than just conveying information.

Via Gladys Pintado, Kimberley Lyles-Folkman, Ph.D.
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 22, 2013 9:35 AM
Great easy to follow and implement tips for visual marketing at a time when "visual marketing" is taking over the world.
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Let's hear it for visual literacy! Great post, thanks.
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Divine, Dastardly and Delectable Tales of Dragons - Meeting Common Core State Standards and Starting the School Year Off Right!

Divine, Dastardly and Delectable Tales of Dragons - Meeting Common Core State Standards and Starting the School Year Off Right! | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

A Dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits that features in the myths of many cultures...The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent, dragon," from the Greek word δράκων, drakon (genitive drakontos, δράκοντος) "serpent, giant seafish."

 

Here are some fun facts that related Dragons of myth, of the Bible and of modern classics and culture.  A gerat way to integrate myth, fact and fiction in and out of school.

 

Great Dragon resources and reading suggestions.

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Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE

Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:15 PM

Great summer challenge for kids, writers, artists and those wanting to learn more about visual storytelling.

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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. | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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San Diego Comic-Con: My Scheduled Panels and Workshops

San Diego Comic-Con: My Scheduled Panels and Workshops | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

For my old, new and soon-to-be friends attending San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 later this week (July 18-21), please come visit me at the following panels and workshops I'll be participating in:

 

FRIDAY ,July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm CBLDF: Raising a Reader

 

FRIDAY ,July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm Please join me and Jenniifer Holm as at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund  Booth 1920 where we'll be appearing to meet folks and promote the Fund’s latest educational publication, Raising a Reader.

 

SUNDAY, July 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am  How to Conquer Earth, One Image at a Time: The Power of Visual Literacy 

 


SUNDAY, July 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Today's Kids' Heroes...and Why They Don't Wear Capes 

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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 | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages

Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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What are the biggest comic-cons in North America? | PWxyz

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Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading (graphic and prose options) and Classroom Suggestions

Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading (graphic and prose options) and Classroom Suggestions | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as they surf, read, and research

Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as they surf, read, and research | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | 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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A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic

A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Pinterest in education? Find out with this highly visual and simple look at how to use Pinterest (great for beginners!)

Via Dennis T OConnor, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:20 AM

I am a huge fan of Pinterest and will definitely try this out in my classroom; though Pinterest is not so well known in the UK.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:32 PM

I admit to knowing nothing about Pinterest, but this makes it look interesting and useful.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:15 PM

Good guide

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Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read

Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards are calling for more focus on students reading charts and graphics, but new research shows engaging graphics can reduce students' understanding of chart data.
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How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library

How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

The audience of children and teens is growing, critical and academic recognition has confirmed comics’ literary and artistic value, and a new shelf of modern classics has arrived. The use of comics is on the rise in educational circles as well: a recent survey by test-prep publisher Kaplan showed a third of ESL teachers use comics to help teach English, and the call for unorthodox learning materials in the new Common Core standards could result in even more attention for the growing field of nonfiction comics.

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