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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

NCTE Releases Book on Teaching Graphic Novels!




NCTE has just released Building Literacy Connections With Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel.

I was the general editor for this collection of essays and had the distinct privilege of working with very motivated, knowledgeable contributors who made the editing process a very pleasant experience. As well, the folks at NCTE could not have treated us and the project any better.

In fact, they are about to feature the book in their weekly e-mail newsletter, NCTE INBOX! And, they'll be talking about graphic novels in k-12 education on their blog (see topic posted April 9)!

The book features information on the current state of graphic novel research and how educators and the popular media are taking note of the format. It also features practical ideas for pairing graphic novels with more traditional texts, and all the lessons have a basis in Multimodal Literacy.

Please follow the links provided above, and do not hesitate to leave a comment. And notice that NCTE is offering a sample chapter for free download!