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How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher's Perspective

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How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher's Perspective

In this article, Versaci details the many merits of using comics and graphic novels in the classroom, suggests how they can be integrated into historical and social issues units, and recommends several titles.

 

From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture

High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.

 

Zora Neale Hurston in the Classroom: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Zora Neale Hurston in the Classroom: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"

The book offers a practical approach to Hurston using a range of student-centered activities for teaching Hurston's nonfiction, short stories, and the print and film versions of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

 

Rope Them in With Hand Gestures

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Rope Them in With Hand Gestures

Using hand gestures is a great way to get students engaged in learning and more focused on reading comprehension strategies.

 

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

Grades   11 – 12  |  Professional Library

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author's 28 years of teaching writing.