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Trading Cards to Comic Strips: Popular Culture Texts and Literacy Learning in Grades K-8
by Shelley Hong Xu
|Grades||K – 8|
Incorporating popular culture texts in the classroom can motivate students—particularly reluctant or struggling readers. This resource gives you everything you need to use television, movies, video games, music, magazines, and other media to enhance students’ literacy learning.
You’ll find a balance of research, theory, and practice, along with numerous classroom teaching ideas and student work samples. Appendices include reproducibles and annotated resources on popular culture texts.
Xu S.H., Perkins, R.S., & Zunich, L.O. (2005). Trading cards to comic strips: Popular culture texts and literacy learning in grades K–8. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).