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James Bucky Carter
|Name||James Bucky Carter|
|Location||El Paso, Texas|
|Role||Assistant Professor of English Education|
"ReadWriteThink is a powerful resource. I definitely try to get my student teachers and the students in my Young Adult Literature class to not only make use of the site, but to submit their best lesson plans to it as well. The site has something for everyone and is excellent for helping teachers keep their lessons fresh and up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in English Language Arts. I visit it often and without hesitation."
James Bucky Carter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. His work focuses on literacy issues and popular culture's connections to education, specifically those inherent in sequential art narratives (comics and graphic novels). His work has appeared in Marvels and Tales, ImageTexT, and International Journal of Comic Art. He has taught middle school, high school, community college, and university courses. In addition to writing lesson plans for ReadWriteThink, Carter has contributed material to the Parent & Afterschool Resources section of the site. An NCTE member, he is the editor of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel, a collection of essays geared toward giving middle and high school teachers ideas for how to use graphic novels in their classrooms.
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students examine three examples of revisionist fairy tales in which female characters act in empowered roles rather than behaving helpless and submissive.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students craft comic scripts using clear, descriptive, and detailed writing that shows (illustrates) and tells (directs). After peers create an artistic interpretation of the script, students revise their original scripts.
Grades 7 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
This activity will help pairs or groups of teens explore a hands-on approach that lets them become both comic book writers and comic book artists.
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.