Sebastian Mondrone here - I working with a few seventh grade classes who are starting MAUS on Monday. We took trips to the Jewish museam this week to build up thier background knowledge of the Holocaust and the general horrors of World War II.
My question the the group is this: Does anyone have (or know we i can retreive) a guide to how to read a graphic novel. A skill we might take for granted, when we read PERSEPOLIS in the ninth grade last year some students got lost early because they did not understand the 'flow' of the graphic novel. I am looking for a quick and simple primer (perhaps a basic power point) before we jump into the book. I might wind up making my own from scratch and if that's the case, i will be happy to share with the group.