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A secret weapon for engaging adolescents

Could you use a superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving? While seeking the answer, secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered a powerful pedagogy that teaches those skills and more. The amazingly successful results prompted her to write this practical guide that shows middle and high school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into their classrooms in order to: Teach 21st century skills, including interpretation of content and form; Promote authentic literacy learning; Grow learners' competency in writing and visual comprehension; Motivate students to create in multiple formats, including images; Engage struggling as well as proficient students in reading

This comprehensive resource includes teaching and learning models, text-specific detailed lesson units, and examples of student work. If you are looking for an effective, contemporary way to jump-start learning and inspire students to love reading, The Graphic Novel Classroom is the superpower you need!

Leaving a Legacy Through Images: Art Spiegelman's Maus Elie Wiesel's Night Scott Russell Sanders's “Under the Influence”
Leaving a legacy through images: Art spiegelman's maus elie wiesel's night scott russell sanders's “under the influence”

Ms. Bakis: What are the unique qualities of a father-son relationship?

Eric: Dads have to have “the talk” with their sons.

Dan: They expect us to work hard.

Devin: Dads teach their boys how to play sports or fix and build stuff.

Stephen: There's competition. I like when I beat my dad at chess.

Mike: Lots of stuff goes unsaid. Boys don't talk to their dads as much as girls talk to their mothers.

Ms. Bakis: What are common problems between fathers and sons?

Connor: Wanting to do my own thing that is different from what my dad expects.

Luke: ...

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