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Pictures Tell the Story: Improving Comprehension With Persepolis

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Pictures Tell the Story: Improving Comprehension With Persepolis

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Janet M. Ankiel

Basking Ridge, New Jersey


International Literacy Association


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Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran

To prepare students for reading the graphic novel Persepolis, this lesson uses a WebQuest to focus students' research on finding reliable information about Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution.




Gutters, Balloons, and Panels: Understanding Persepolis

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