Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking Reading and Writing

Author: Steve Bowkett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136675361
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Teaching Visual Literacy

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412953111
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

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

Author: Brown, Sally Ann
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522532137
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

Author: Ulli Lust
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 160699557X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Back in 1984, a rebellious,17-year-old, punked-out Ulli Lust set out for a wild hitchhiking trip across Italy, from Naples through Verona and Rome and ending up in Sicily. Twenty-five years later, this talented Austrian cartoonist has looked back at that tumultuous summer and delivered a long, dense, sensitive,and minutely observed autobiographical masterpiece.

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062045849
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

Social Issues in America

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459717
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006097625X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Reading with Pictures

Author: Josh Elder
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 9781449458782
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lessons in graphic novel format present information on such Common Core topics as figures of speech, the laws of motion, Roman numerals, and the lives of Galileo and George Washington.

Relish

Author: Lucy Knisley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1596436239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A graphically illustrated, recipe-complemented memoir by the indie cartoonist author of French Milk describes her food-enriched youth as the daughter of a chef and a gourmet, key memories that were marked by special meals and the ways in which cooking has imparted valuable life lessons. Original.