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  1. 1. 2011 Bright Ideas Grant: Southern Rivers EnergyPart 1 of 4: Applicant InformationLast Name:SchafferFirst Name:AutumnTitle of Project:Graphic Novels: Come to Life!School Name:Anne Street Elementary SchoolSchool Address:802 Anne StreetCity:GriffinState:GeorgiaZip:30223School Phone NumberSchool Fax NumberApplicant’s Email Address
  2. 2. autumn.schaffer@gscs.orgPart 2 of 4: Project OverviewTitle of Grant ProjectGraphic Novels: Come to Life!Curriculum Areas that grant will address:Reading, Social Studies, Technology, ScienceNumber of Students Project will Benefit250Grade Levels Impacted2nd-5th gradeDoes this project involve teamwork?YesIf so, how many members?1 media specialist, 12 teachersPart 3 of 4: Project DescriptionBrief Description of the Project Our students have a huge desire to check out more “cool” books fromour media center. They tend to love books that have cartoons and familiarfaces from television. While these are excellent works of fiction, we see alot of our nonfiction texts, which are highly educational, being left on theshelf. When asked why the students never check out the “biography” sectionof the library, the students simply say that it is “boring.” With a huge pushfrom the state for our teachers to instill the Georgia PerformanceStandards knowledge into our children, there is a direct need for moreentertaining educational materials. We have decided to use graphic novels to bridge our gap between“fun” and “educational.” Students are commonly seen with their personalcomic books at school, which consist of all the legendary action heroes.When have decided to turn history’s leaders, classic characters, and science
  3. 3. topics into graphic novels to interest the students. We hope they can evenmake some of their own!What makes this project innovative/creative? After our students read and see that graphic novels can be basedupon super heroes, history heroes, or even the human body, they will beallowed to make their own graphic novels. This is a twist for the commonstory or report writing that many students are used to and commonly dread.With the use of a digital camera, the students will be able to take picturesof their scenes, after they have created the plot and setting for their owngraphic novel. They will then use “ToonDoo” a free application online, tocreate their own graphic novels based upon stories they have created orindividuals/events they have read about.How will this project benefit students? Since these graphic novels have already been leveled, we will knowexactly what types of students are able to read the independently. Teacherswill also be given the option of reading these works allowed during socialstudies, science, or reading time. The students will benefit not only from theexpose of the words, but from the format of the text, which is somewhatuncommon. The students will be allowed to create their own graphic novel,which will benefit their technology abilities as well as their critical thinkingand creative writing skills.Please explain how you will implement this project. If you will be assisted byothers, please include what their role will be but do not include their name orany school references. The graphic novel collections will be ordered and placed in the mediacenter. The media specialist will highlight these by forming and display forthem as well as reading them during the monthly book talks. The teachersand students will be allowed to check out the books for home or classroomuse. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade teachers will be using the biography graphicorganizers to teach units about the particular individuals listed in theirstandards. The 5th grade teachers will use the human body graphic novels tocomplete a unit on such. Afterwards, the students will work in groups intheir writing class to formulate a graphic novel about a certain historicalfigure (2nd-4th) or a body organ (5th). They will complete a story board for
  4. 4. this. Afterwards, they will use the digital camera to take pictures of scenesthey setup for their story. They will then use the pictures in “ToonDoo” tocreate their graphic novel.Part 4 of 4: BudgetMandatory Items- Items you must have to complete this project:Item Description, Quantity, Unit Cost, Total CostItem Description Quantity Unit Cost Total CostBio-Graphics Set 1 $159.60 $159.601ISBN:978-1-60270-063-5Bio-Graphics Set 1 $159.60 $159.602ISBN:978-1-60270-169-4Famous Firsts- 1 $119.70 $119.70Animals MakingHistory SeriesISBN:978-1-61641-636-2Graphic 1 $119.70 $119.70Adventures: TheHuman BodySeriesISBN:978-1-60270-682-8Boxcar Children- 1 $119.70 $119.70Graphic NovelsSet 1ISBN:978-1-60270-585-2Boxcar Children- 1 $119.70 $119.70Graphic NovelsSet 2ISBN:978-1-60270-714-6Sony- Cyber Shot 1 $149.99 $149.9916.1 Mega pixel
  5. 5. Zoom DigitalCameraModel: DSCW570 | SKU:2061077Total Amount You Must Have to Implement the Project:$947.99Other Items You Would Like for the Project:$0Total Amount of Other Items$0Total Amount (minimum and other items needed)$947.99