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

by James Bucky Carter

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

Grades 7 – 12
Type Book
Pages 164
Published April 2007
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit) in ways that enrich students' understanding of both and that thoroughly engage them in literacy.

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Carter, James Bucky, ed. Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2007. Print.

 

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