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Graphic Literature and Comics

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Lesson Plan Exemplars

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Unit Plan Exemplars

Teaching With Comics [pdf]

English 10-1
Submitted by: Andrew Smith, Education 4262
Description: A very comprehensive document that covers the history of comics as a literary medium. This project explores how comics are an imaginitive and diverse literary style that have a definite place in the ELA classroom. Includes a "dissection of a comic book" and a list of recommended comics for the classroom.

Teaching With Comics [pdf]

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Comics in the Classroom

Description: A set of four developed lesson plans for using comics in your language arts classroom. Spiderman, Superman, and Julius (as in Julius Caesar) are all designed for middle/high school.

Comics in the Classroom

Graphic Literature as a Mirror for Current Events

Description: A novel study plan based on J.P. Stassen's "Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda" -- a graphic novel depicting the harrowing and horrific Rwandan genocide in the early-mid 1990s. The novel (and the accompanying lesson plan) can both inform and enlighten students about this important part of world history. Stassen won the prestigious Goscinny Prize for this graphic novel.

Graphic Literature as a Mirror for Current Events

Review of Graphic Novels for Teens

Description: A very useful site for manga, graphic literature, and comic readers of all levels. For the beginners there is a link with definitions, explanations, and FAQs to introduce you to the world of illustrated fiction. For the serious readers there are detailed descriptions (with cover art) to accompany a variety of texts organized by genre (superheroes, fantasy, historical fiction, romance, and much more!). Also includes reader reviews.

Review of Graphic Novels for Teens

Using Comics to Develop Creative Writing

Description: As is, this lesson is designed for grades 4-8, however, the idea can be revamped to increase challenge and complexity for upper level English classes.

Using Comics to Develop Creative Writing

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