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Episode 15 — An Introduction to Graphic Novels

 

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 20:53
Original Air Date Published June 01, 2009

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

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   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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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Postcards from the Trail

After enjoying an online book about traveling west on a wagon train, children create postcards from the point of view of the main character for one or more stops on the journey.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Comic Book Show and Tell

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   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Creating Comics and Cartoons!

Using published comics and cartoons as examples, children can create their own while playing with images and language.

 

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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