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January 2011 Blog Posts (5)

NECAC

I am looking forward to seeing people at the NECAC in Rhode Island in March.  it will be nice to meet people I see post online in person and hear them present. I am doing a lesson demonstration on The Arrival and sitting on a panel with Robin Brenner to talk about the connection between teachers and librarians when using graphic novels in the classroom. Please say hi if you are there!

Added by Maureen Bakis on January 27, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Teaching Maus- My favorite

eginning Maus this week. I already assigned Scott Russell Sanders' "Under the Influence" and since I just finished Persepolis and exploring the genre of memoir, students can build on what they know. Funniest comment this week? A students said, "hey, where are the pictures?" when I handed him Sanders' all-print essay. I replied, "in the words." This is my attempt to show non-readers/reluctant who are now loving graphic novels that other great literature and stories exist in print too!!… Continue

Added by Maureen Bakis on January 27, 2011 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

Harvard's Graphic Novels and the Middle East Conference

Wow! Whata great program I attended at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies last Saturday. I learned so much from all who presented and I hope I shed some light on the use of teaching graphic novels in the high school English classroom! I am really excited about the next two events where we will DRAW and meet graphic novelists. Should be fun!…

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Added by Maureen Bakis on January 27, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Teaching With The Super Bowl Ads

If you're not already aware of the web resource I maintain, Using Super Bowl Ads in the Classroom, I wanted to point you to the site. Among other things, it includes news articles to download; archives of previous year's ads; activities and lesson plans to use with students and more.   Frank W. Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Added by Frank W. Baker on January 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for Authors and Publishers

Call to writers and publishers in the group:  I'm working with three textbook committees as we put together a series of rhetoric/readers for freshman composition and intro to literature books.  We're looking for short graphic stories that are reprint affordable for possible inclusion.  Suggestions and recommendations?  Off-list email: oseland@nsuok.edu.

Added by Tony O'seland on January 18, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

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