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I do some of my best thinking when I first wake up in the morning. This morning I woke up in Burlington, Vermont and decided that I would write something today about comics as a medium of storytelling and about comics in education.
So here are my thoughts....
Some of my graphic novel cohorts have expressed concern about a backlash against the comics in education movement. Coincidentally enough, I am teaching Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics right now to my students. We…Continue
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments
I just finished writing an article for Diamond Bookshelf Magazine about how graphic novels meet the text complexity standards in the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy. When I first wrote my graphic novel curriculum, graphic novels were not listed on the suggested texts in the 2001 Massachusetts State Standards document, but lo and behold, they…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2011 at 7:33am
When my colleague at Masco suggested we co-teach American Born Chinese, I jumped at the opportunity. Since I challenge my students to argue whether or not ABC is appropriate for middle school readers, actually talking to eighth graders about the issues in the novel sounded like a perfect idea! We plan to use my course ning network to foster discussion between both grades, and at the end of the unit the kids will meet in person. That is a very brief overview of the project.…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2011 at 7:30am