Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Grades 4-8
Since todays young readers live in a highly visual world, its no surprise that graphic novels are growing in popularity. With this book, teachers can lead students in literary analysis of this unique genre, introduce them to good quality graphic novels, and encourage them to write and illustrate a graphic short story. Each lesson in the book is based on standards.
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_______________________________ Effect actors bicycle Black Beauty body language boxes brainstorm build tension bursts Captain Hook cause and effect character wants character’s chart Choose chosen graphic novel classic climax color comic books cont convey tone Damien Describe Deus ex Machina Directions draw a picture emotion exciting Facial Expression falling action feel first-person Flat characters graphic artist Graphic Author Biography graphic novelists graphic short story happens ideas illustrate Internet Janell kicker language and facial learned literature Little Women long-shot look main character Molly narrator refers Nate novelists and artists Olympics onomatopoeia panel pencil Peter Pan plot point of view polar bears Round characters Round or Flat Sachi sensory details speech balloon symbols talk tell a story tell the story tension and suspense theme third-person thought clouds traditional novel Treasure Island True False type of conflict vocabulary wide-angle frame words write a script