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

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

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Freeman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Pictures Tell the Story: Improving Comprehension With Persepolis

Students get the big picture of the Middle East when they read and analyze Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies

The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research

Surf’s up! Students will make a splash in this lesson when they learn how to effectively surf the Internet for specific information.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains

Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
complete with related gadgets and settings.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).

 

Professional Library  |  Journal

How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher's Perspective

In this article, Versaci details the many merits of using comics and graphic novels in the classroom, suggests how they can be integrated into historical and social issues units, and recommends several titles.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Comics and Graphic Novels

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.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

An Introduction to Graphic Novels

Tune in to hear some background about graphic novels as well as specific recommendations of fantasy epics, memoirs, biographies, and adventure thriller stories, all presented in the form of a graphic novel.

 

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