New Professional Development Material!

Teachers,

Come take a look at some of the new professional development materials we have in the library.

Do you need a tool to hook your most reluctant readers?  Try using comics in the classroom with these great new resources:

Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills

“This book puts into practice what we’ve long known but often ignored: one picture is indeed worth a thousand words! The chapters offer an up close and practical look at how images in all their many forms can be used to motivate reluctant readers.” (Donna E. Alvermann, Distinguished Research Professor )

Adventures In Graphica:  Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension in Grades 2-6.

Drawing on his own success using graphica with elementary students, literacy coach Terry Thompson introduces reading teachers to this popular medium and suggests sources of appropriate graphica for the classroom and for particular students. Taking cues from research that supports the use of graphica with students, Terry shows how this exciting medium fits into the literacy framework and correlates with best practices in comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency instruction. Adventures in Graphica contains numerous, easy-to-replicate, instructional strategies, including examples of how graphic texts can be used to create a bridge as students transfer abstract comprehension strategies learned through comics and graphic novels to traditional texts. (From the Amazon.com book description).

Let us know if we can help you with one of these titles or anything else.  Free delivery included!

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