Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking Reading and Writing

Author: Steve Bowkett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136675361
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking, Reading and Writing uses children’s interest in pictures, comics and graphic novels as a way of developing their creative writing abilities, reading skills and oracy. The book’s underpinning strategy is the use of comic art images as a visual analogue to help children generate, organise and refine their ideas when writing and talking about text. In reading comic books children are engaging with highly complex and structured narrative forms. Whether they realise it or not, their emergent visual literacy promotes thinking skills and develops wider metacognitive abilities. Using Comic Art not only motivates children to read more widely, but also enables them to enjoy a richer imagined world when reading comics, text based stories and their own written work. The book sets out a range of practical techniques and activities which focus on various aspects of narrative, including: using comic art as a visual organiser for planning writing openings and endings identifying with the reader, using different genres and developing characters creating pace, drama, tension and anticipation includes ‘Kapow!’ techniques to kick start lessons an afterword on the learning value of comics. The activities in Using Comic Art start from this baseline of confident and competent comic-book readers, and show how skills they already possess can be transferred to a range of writing tasks. For instance, the way the panels on a comic’s page are arranged can serve as a template for organising paragraphs in a written story or a piece of non-fiction writing. The visual conventions of a graphic novel – the shape of speech bubbles or the way the reader’s attention is directed – can inform children in the use of written dialogue and the inclusion of vivid and relevant details. A creative and essential resource for every primary classroom, Using Comic Art is ideal for primary and secondary school teachers and TAs, as well as primary PGCE students and BEd, BA Primary Undergraduates.

Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Brown, Sally Ann
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522532137
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Children of today are growing up in technology-rich environments and spend countless hours engaged with digital tools. It is essential that educators take advantage of children’s technological skills once they enter the classroom. Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference work featuring the latest scholarly research on the benefits of technology integration into classrooms to enhance learning experiences. Including coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as multimodal literacy, cloud-based writing, and social semiotics, this publication is ideally designed for educators, media specialists, instructional technology coaches, literacy coaches, and academics seeking current research on classroom literacy practices.

Teaching Visual Literacy

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412953111
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental, criminal, legal, security, health, and media topics. Each entry discusses the historical origins of the problem or debate; past means used to deal with the issue; the current controversy surrounding the issue from all perspectives; and the near-term and future implications for society. In addition, each entry includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a directory of Internet resources for further research as well as primary documents and statistical tables highlighting the debates.

Critical Issues in Preparing Effective Early Childhood Special Education Teachers for the 21 Century Classroom

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681230585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue with regard to preparing teachers for early childhood special education. In addition, it is aimed at examining and making available relevant and most recent scholarship to practitioners and at addressing critical issues and perspectives around preparing effective educators for the 21 century classroom and the future. This book intends to illuminate a complex and challenging task of preparing effective educators through the lenses of several educational disciplines, including but not limited to, teacher education, general education, special education, early childhood education, and urban education. The information in this work will focus on several educational disciplines that have the most immediate implications for teacher preparation and practice. The overall educational knowledge base will be enhanced due to the educational interdisciplinary approach. This has additional implications for teacher education, special education, educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, and urban education, to name a few. The multidimensional nature of the book gives it the freedom to highlight multiple and diverse voices while at the same time providing a forum for different (and sometimes divergent) methodologies, philosophies, and ideologies.

Comics richtig lesen

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3551748179
Format: PDF
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»Geschickt als ein leicht lesbarer Comic verkleidet, dekonstruiert Scott McClouds einfach gehaltener Band die geheime Sprache der Comics, während nebenbei Geheimnisse von Zeit, Raum, Kunst und Kosmos enthüllt werden. Der intelligenteste Comic, den ich seit langem gesehen habe. Bravo!« Art Spiegelman

Comics machen

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3551786496
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nach dem sich Scott McCloud in seinen ersten beiden Büchern »Comics richtig lesen« und »Comics neu erfinden« der Theorie und der Zukunft des Mediums Comic gewidmet hat, wendet er sich nun den praktischen Dingen zu. »Comics machen« schildert in gewohnt profunder und amüsanter Weise den Prozess des Comic-Schaffens. Hier lernt man alles über... - die Wahl des richtigen Bildausschnitts, um eine klare und stringente Geschichte zu erzählen. - die Aufteilung einer Seite, um den besten Lesefluss zu ermöglichen. - die gelungene Komposition von Texten und Bildern. - die Schaffung neuer und interessanter Figuren. - den Gebrauch von Körpersprache, Gestik und Mimik, um den Figuren Leben einzuhauchen. - die Schaffung vielfältiger und glaubhafter Welten, in denen die Leser sich verlieren können. - die richtigen Zeichenwerkzeuge. - die verschiedenen Comicstile und Genres. Dieses Buch ist ein umfassender Wegweiser für alle, die selbst Comics machen wollen. Ganz gleich ob sie für Comics, Manga oder Graphic Novels schwärmen, ob sie zeichnen, Geschichten schreiben oder beides verbinden wollen.

Der Unterwasser Schwei er

Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Hinstorff Verlag
ISBN: 3356021419
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Jack Joseph, Unterwasser-Schweißer auf einer Ölplattform vor der Küste Neuschottlands, liebt die Einsamkeit des Meeres. Die gefährliche Arbeit in der Tiefe ist seine große Leidenschaft – wie schon bei seinem Vater, der jedoch vor Jahren an Halloween beim Tauchen ertrank. Jack hat das seelisch nie ganz verarbeitet – und weiß dies im Grunde. Es ist nicht das Einzige, was ihn dort draußen beschäftigt: Denn da gibt es auch seine Frau, die unglücklich ist mit dem tristen Leben in der kleinen Hafenstadt, die verschwinden möchte von hier ... zumal Jack bald Vater ihres Kindes sein wird, ihrer beider Leben sich ändern werden. Aber plötzlich scheint unter Wasser die Zeit stillzustehen. Der Mann muss sich seiner Familiengeschichte stellen – und schließlich nichts Geringeres als den Sinn des eigenen Lebens herausfinden.

Literacy and Democracy

Author: Cathy Fleischer
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN:
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This collection offers insights into what a democratic vision of literacy looks like in practice. Building on the work of teacher and literacy scholar Jay Robinson, the 10 essays in the collection explore the relationships between literacy and society. The essays pay tribute to Professor Robinson, who retired in 1966 from the University of Michigan's English and Education program. Following a foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster and an introduction by Professor Robinson, his students, and the editors, the essays in the collection are: (1) "Literacy and Lived Lives: Reflections on the Responsibilities of Teachers" (Jay Robinson); (2) "Good Deeds: An Ethnographer's Reflections on Usefulness" (Todd DeStigter); (3) "Three Codifications of Critical Literacy" (Thomas Philion); (4) "Not a Luxury: Poetry and a Pedagogy of Possibility" (Laura Roop); (5) "Unsheltered Lives: Battered Women Talk about School" (Carol L. Winkelmann); (6) "Imagining Neighborhoods: Social Worlds of Urban Adolescents" (Colleen M. Fairbanks); (7) "Conflicting Interests: Critical Theory Inside Out" (Roberta J. Herter); (8) "Writing Back: The Research Writing of a Freshman College Composition Student" (Sylvia G. Robins); and (9) "Time, Talk, and the Interpretation of Texts in a Teacher Education Seminar" (John S. Lofty). (NKA)