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  • 1. When I say “Graphic Novel”
    • What do you think of?
  • 2. COMICS EVOLVE INTO COMIC BOOKS
  • 3. Grab a little attention . . . Use Graphic Novels In your classroom
  • 4.  
  • 5. Bayeux Tapestry
  • 6.  
  • 7. CREATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL GENRE
    • Will Eisner receives credit for publishing the first graphic novel “A Contract with God” in 1978.
    • Eisner claims to have created the phrase “graphic novel” as a spontaneous marketing term used to convince his publisher to print his work. However, the term is said to have been used by comic fans in the 1960s.
    • Art Spiegelman receives the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” about his father’s struggle to survive the Holocaust.
    • “ Road to Perdition” - possibly best known graphic novel for Western audiences - published in 1998
    • and eventually made into major motion picture.
  • 8. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Panels
    • Transitions/Gutter
    • Perspective
    • Time
    • Narrative
    • Words and Pictures
  • 9. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Panel
  • 10. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Transitions
  • 11. 6 Types of Transitions p. 6 p. 9 p. 4-5 p. 10
  • 12. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Perspective
  • 13. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Time (1 of 2)
  • 14. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Time
    • (2 of 2)
  • 15. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Narrative/Captions
  • 16.  
  • 17. GRAPHIC NOVEL CONVENTIONS
    • Words and Pictures
  • 18. Dig in!
  • 19. WHY DO GRAPHIC NOVELS APPEAL TO STUDENTS?
    • Engaging/Interesting
    • Visual support for text
    • Complex ideas/Reduced Text
    • Provide appealing way for students to learn literary conventions
    • Alleviate feeling of “powering down” at school
  • 20. PREVIEWING
  • 21. REVIEWING / COMPARE AND CONTRAST
  • 22. CREATING DIALOGUE / WRITING TG – p. 32
  • 23. Lesson Plans
    • American Born Chinese:
      • https:// hawksnest.wikispaces.com/American+Born+Chinese
    • Maus:
      • http://mrcoward.com/slcusd/maus.html
    • Persepolis:
      • http:// www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id =1063
  • 24.  
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