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Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom (The Council Chronicle, Sept. 05)

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom (The Council Chronicle, Sept. 05)
While Americans tend to view comics as “fodder for children,” people in Europe and Japan have a more positive view of the medium, explains John Lowe, who is chair of the Sequential Art Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Lowe thinks comics deserve more credit, especially since they launched his interest in literature. “I started reading comics, and then I got into other types of fiction and literature. Now he works with students who are interested in cartoons, graphic novels, and manga—Japanese comics and graphic novels—which Lowe notes are especially popular among female students. Storytelling is the program’s primary focus because this skill prepares students to work in any genre, Lowe explains. Bridging Literacies Other educators also see the educational potential of comics and graphic novels. Comics and graphic novels can be used as a “point of reference” to bridge what students already know with what they have yet to learn, Xu says. Sharon F. Related:  Graphic novelsSelection Tools (Module 4)FRIT 7234 Information Fluency & Inquiry Learning

2000-10 Graphic novels | Lambiek Comics History Stripgeschiedenis Wanneer we stellen dat de strip in de jaren zestig volwassen is geworden - met de "onpekking" van sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll als thema's - dan kunnen we zeggen dat vanaf de millenium-wisseling het medium de wilde haren van de twintiger verloren heeft en de wat bezadigder levensfase is ingegaan van de dertiger en veertiger. De thema's die werden aangeboord zijn van beschouwelijker aard, en lopen uiteen van autobiografie tot literatuur. De term die hierbij hoort is de Graphic Novel - een benaming die er vooral op gericht is het grote publiek te doordringen van het feit dat strips niet langer alleen voor kinderen zijn. Een definitie die wel gehanteerd wordt luidt: "Een graphic novel is een gelaagd verhaal, verpakt in dwingende beelden." Uitleg over graphic novels door Erik Kriek, in een brochure van uitgeverij Oog en Blik/De Bezige Bij. De laatste jaren (vanaf ongeveer 2000) wordt de term ook meer en meer gebezigd in de Nederlandse stripwereld. Iris, door Thé Tjong Khing

The Killing Joke's depiction of rape may be cathartic for some readers | Books For all the wrong reasons, The Killing Joke might well be the most talked-about comic in history. Since its publication almost 30 years ago, Alan Moore’s controversial graphic novel has been widely celebrated and often vilified. It certainly seems as if most comic book fans have an opinion on the matter. In the Guardian last week, Professor Will Brooker criticised DC’s decision to adapt The Killing Joke, which contains a scene where Batgirl is raped by the Joker, as an R-rated animated film. He also censured DC for starting to promote the film in the week that US student Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Here, Brooker makes his stand on moral terrain, rather than academic study. There is no doubt that Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is the site of collective identification for many fans, and many of them disagree on how to interpret The Killing Joke. One such perspective is that the Joker does not sexually violate Barbara. I am a Batgirl fan.

Feature: Graphic Novels in High School Libraries | In researching other online platforms advocating for the usage of graphic novels in the classroom as a contemporary, relevant genre of literature, I stumbled across this great roundtable discussion, facilitated by Josh Hogan on Graphic Novel Reporter, with three high school librarians from various states across the U.S. It’s well worth your read, so take a look at what the participants have to say about the popularity of graphic novels in their respective schools, how they’ve incorporated these visual books into their collections, and the reactions they’ve received from the public concerning their decisions here, or, check out my favorite moments from the aforementioned conversation below! If you like what you read, be sure to look into the site’s other roundtable discussions regarding graphic novels for more up-to-date commentaries. “Students were surprised how much they enjoyed reading a graphic novel. Initially, some balked at reading a ‘comic book.’ -Elizabeth Like this:

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Baker & Taylor | Libraries Your trusted source for the widest range of digital & physical books, entertainment products, and value-added services. Trends A Day for Dad Father's Day is Sunday, June 18, and we have the best gifts for all the great dads out there. The Original Warrior Princess On June 2, the new Wonder Woman film hits theaters, and this is the perfect time to explore the world of this classic hero. ©2017 Baker & Taylor. Diamond Bookshelf | Graphic Novel News, Reviews and Resources for Educators and Librarians - Teaching Nonfiction Graphic Novels in English Language Arts and Social Studies Dr. Katie Monnin, an assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida and author of upcoming book Teaching Graphic Novels: Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom from Maupin House, highlights how teachers can start to use different types of nonfiction graphic novels in English Language Arts and Social Studies classrooms. Over the years, I have heard many teachers ask it. Nonfiction graphic novels, which have been on the rise with young adults for over eight years, can be used in both the English Language Arts (ELA) classroom and the Social Studies (SS) classroom. In ELA, the nonfiction graphic novel relates best to the standard for teaching nonfiction/informational texts. Let’s start with a discussion of the two types of nonfiction graphic novels (See Figure 1). Figure 1: Two types of nonfiction graphic novels. To better understand the difference between the two types of nonfiction, we can look at an example of each type. C.M. Final Thoughts

The Man Who Changed Comic Books Forever • Damn Interesting There was a time when comic books were just that – comic – with the likes of Mutt and Jeff and Mickey Mouse. But by the mid-1930’s new comics with characters like Dick Tracy and Flash Gordon which were filled with adventure and a little violence started to appear. With the arrival of Superman in 1939 the funny papers just weren’t funny anymore. And to some they were getting steamy and way too rough. A charge was leveled against comic books that would be repeated decades later against television, movies, music and video games. “Badly drawn, badly written and badly printed – a strain on the young eyes and young nervous systems – the effect of these pulp-paper nightmares is that of a violent stimulant. Still comics continued to explode in popularity through out and beyond World War 2. His name was Dr. Wertham worked with troubled teenagers and noticed that many of them were avid readers of comic books. The subcommittee investigation was a disaster for the comic book industry.

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