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Graphic Novels Conroe ISD Secondary Day 1

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  3. 3. What are Graphic Novels? The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.
  4. 4. The Basics The following slides come from Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures. Here is the link to the slideshow.
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  10. 10. How do I evaluate Graphic Novels? Cover: • Attractive • Clearly indicates topic/theme of book • Appropriate for targeted audience
  11. 11. Evaluation Continued Interior Art: • Art and text are interdependent and aesthetically pleasing • Appropriate and relevant to graphic format and content • Use of a variety and appropriate symbolic art, such as text bubbles and graphical representations of sound effects and emotions • Adequate in size and legibility • Effective use of color and shading • Skillful use of sequential art, such as panels and gutters for transitions
  12. 12. Evaluation Continued Technical Qualities: • Appropriate paper size and quality • Effective page layout • Durability of binding
  13. 13. How do Graphic Novels promote literacy? • Motivation • Reluctant Readers • Benefits for student with special needs, struggling readers, and English-language learners .
  14. 14. Can Graphic Novels be used in the curriculum? Many educators have reported great success when they have integrated graphic novels into their curriculum, especially in the areas of English, science, social studies, and art. Teachers are discovering that graphic novels—just like traditional forms of literature—can be useful tools for helping students critically examine aspects of history, science, literature, and art.
  15. 15. The Graphic Novel as Format Novels speak to us usually in a linear written narrative; picture books tell a story with text accompanied by illustrations; Film does so with moving images and dialogue; and poetry can communicate on levels that no other storytelling can.
  16. 16. The Graphic Novel as Format Continued Graphic novels combine all these elements in their own unique way. They are like prose in that they are a written printed format, but they are also like film in that they tell a story through dialogue, and through visual images that give the impression of movement.
  17. 17. How do I find Graphic Novels to purchase? • Review journals • Comic book shops • Review websites (noflyingnotights) • Student recommendations • Professional Organizations (YALSA - GGNhttp ://
  18. 18. Resources • • • _guides/9780375846830.pdf • es/you_can_do_a_graphic_novel_TG.pdf
  19. 19. Resources • %27s+in+High+School.pdf • velHelpfulResources.pdf • • novels-101-a-beginners-guide • and_articles/featured_articles/haynes_january_february2 009.pdf
  20. 20. Children’s Discussion • In small groups (4 – 6) discuss the appeal of Babymouse. Think of format and content. • Be prepared to share with the large group.
  21. 21. YA Discussion • In small groups (4 – 6) discuss the appeal of Smile and A Wrinkle in Time. Think of format and content. • Will the GN format of Wrinkle gain more readers for this title? Why or why not? • Be prepared to share with the large group.
  22. 22. Recommendations? • Have you read any great graphic novels that we should know about?