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Going Graphic - Cary

Going Graphic

By: Cary

Paperback Published: 28th September 2004
ISBN: 9780325004754
Number Of Pages: 218
For Ages: 5 - 17 years old

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In this book, teachers will find a comprehensive guide to embracing comics and effectively using them in any multilingual classroom.

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"With Going Graphic, Stephen Cary has done it again, producing another exceptional resource for teachers of second language learners. But this time he focuses on a genre with great appeal to students, comic books, carefully tailoring his message to teachers' questions and concerns. He offers theoretical and research grounds for using comics, a wealth of historical and cross-cultural information on comics, and detailed descriptions of rich activities integrating comics, content, critical literacy, and social action. Who could ask for anything more?"-Carol Edelsky, Arizona State University "Going Graphic is a gift to ESL teachers and their students. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to inspire rich vocabulary, discussion, and a sense of excitement in their students."-Pam Heyda, author of The Primary Teacher's Survival Guide "Going Graphic entertains as much as it teaches. Stephen Cary offers all teachers effective, useful insights into language and learning that will help you turn not just second language learners but all students into readers."-Jim Burke, author of School Smarts "Bound to be the ultimate handbook on the use of comics, cartoons and graphic novels for teaching a second language, Going Graphic provides data to support the use of comics in the classroom, and the activity ideas to get started."-Nancy Brenner, Librarian, Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA "Going Graphic delivers comic relief for busy ESL teachers. Stephen Cary provides a superhero-sized selection of research-based practical activities teachers can use with second language learners at all levels, from square one to most advanced."-Yvonne and David Freeman, authors of Dual Language Essentials "Stephen Cary is a genius! This is a fabulous collection of comics-based activities with suggestions, rationales, and wonderful resources. It will be on my gift list for all my teacher friends. If you have second language learners in your classroom you will love this book!"-Gloria Norton, coauthor of A Jumpstart to Literacy

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Theory and Researchp. 9
Theoryp. 9
A Look at the Researchp. 25
Commercial Comicsp. 26
Student-Made Comicsp. 33
Questionsp. 42
Teachers' Questions About Comicsp. 42
Curriculum Fitp. 43
Appropriatenessp. 45
Variety and Availabilityp. 47
Cost and Durabilityp. 54
Readabilityp. 55
Activitiesp. 70
Make-A-Titlep. 72
Add-A-Panelp. 74
Fill-It-Upp. 78
Scriptingp. 81
Missing Panelsp. 88
Adopt-A-Stripp. 91
Funny or Not?p. 93
Interactive Journalsp. 98
Word Studyp. 100
Panel Detectivesp. 106
Take-A-Standp. 110
Time Travelerp. 120
Comics from Scratchp. 129
Quick Takesp. 145
Free Voluntary Readingp. 145
Between the Panelsp. 145
Power Wordsp. 146
Storyboardingp. 146
Noodlingp. 146
What Would Snoopy Say?p. 146
Act-It-Outp. 148
Autobiographyp. 149
Character Interviewsp. 149
Character Report Cardp. 149
Pet-to-Petp. 149
Write the Artistp. 156
Resourcesp. 157
Comics Reviewsp. 158
Online Reviewsp. 183
Online Comicsp. 184
Special Interestsp. 187
Comics in Other Languagesp. 190
Other Resourcesp. 193
Epiloguep. 198
Referencesp. 201
About the Authorp. 207
Indexp. 208
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ISBN: 9780325004754
ISBN-10: 0325004757
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 5 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 28th September 2004
Publisher: Heinemann USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39