Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Favorite Book

Please excuse this break in the lesson plans... I promise it is for a good reason.

For anyone interested in using comics in the classroom (which is hopefully everyone who visits this site), I cannot recommend Terry Thompson's book "Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension" (Stenhouse) enough.

While the book is billed for the 2-6 grade level, I've found that it is very translatable to high school. Thompson really knows his stuff, and provides a plethora of useful strategies and activities to engage the reader and writer in all of our students.

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