Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom / Edition 1 by Stephen Cary | 9780325004754 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom / Edition 1

Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom / Edition 1

by Stephen Cary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325004757

ISBN-13: 9780325004754

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Heinemann

Comics are a natural for second language development. Their unique mix of abundant, comprehension-building visuals and authentic text readily engages learners, contextualizes language, and offers a window into the culture. Yet despite their obvious advantages, comics remain unfairly branded as inappropriate classroom reading material, misunderstood and woefully

Overview

Comics are a natural for second language development. Their unique mix of abundant, comprehension-building visuals and authentic text readily engages learners, contextualizes language, and offers a window into the culture. Yet despite their obvious advantages, comics remain unfairly branded as inappropriate classroom reading material, misunderstood and woefully underutilized. No more.

In Going Graphic teachers will find a comprehensive guide to embracing comics and effectively using them in any multilingual classroom. Building on the latest brain-based research, second language acquisition theory, and progressive literacy principles, Stephen Cary offers twenty-five proven activities for comics-based instruction in all classrooms, especially TESL/TEFL settings, and for all grade and English-proficiency levels.

These activities help nonnative and native learners alike meet a broad range of content and English-language development standards.

In fact, Cary has given you literally everything you need to start successfully integrating comics into your classroom tomorrow, including:

  • an FAQ that dispels the myths about comics, tells you why they work, and answers your questions about using them
  • field sketches from real classrooms that show you firsthand how to make comics an integral part of your multilingual teaching
  • authentic examples of student work from a variety of grade levels and settings that reveal just how much students can do when given the opportunity to both learn from comics and create their own
  • dozens of commercial samples to give you a sense of the remarkable breadth and depth of contemporary cartoons, comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels
  • copious resource lists, including material reviews, publications, comics in other languages, and categorized websites for locating and reading thousands of comics online.
Thanks to Stephen Cary you'll have an exciting new way to improve the abilities of your second language students. Squeeze into your tights, adjust your cape, and prepare for some high-flying learning while Going Graphic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004754
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Introduction1
1Theory and Research9
Theory9
A Look at the Research25
Part 1Commercial Comics26
Part 2Student-Made Comics33
2Questions42
Teachers' Questions About Comics42
Curriculum Fit43
Appropriateness45
Variety and Availability47
Cost and Durability54
Readability55
3Activities70
Make-A-Title72
Add-A-Panel74
Fill-It-Up78
Scripting81
Missing Panels88
Adopt-A-Strip91
Funny or Not?93
Interactive Journals98
Word Study100
Panel Detectives106
Take-A-Stand110
Time Traveler120
Comics from Scratch129
Quick Takes145
Free Voluntary Reading145
Between the Panels145
Power Words146
Storyboarding146
Noodling146
What Would Snoopy Say?146
Act-It-Out148
Autobiography149
Character Interviews149
Character Report Card149
Pet-to-Pet149
Write the Artist156
4Resources157
Comics Reviews158
Online Reviews183
Online Comics184
Special Interests187
Comics in Other Languages190
Other Resources193
Epilogue198
References201
About the Author207
Index208

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