Adventures in Graphica

Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6

"Terry Thompson cracks open the amazing world of graphic reading and reveals the endless possibilities for teaching with graphica. He sees the inherent motivational value in comics, explains the many different graphic genres, and shares thoughtful and compelling ways to teach comprehension, vocabulary, and even fluency with graphica."
- Stephanie Harvey

"Written with wisdom and clarity, this book shows how this exciting new literacy tool can engage your readers and breathe new energy into the classroom."
- Ralph Fletcher

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"Terry Thompson cracks open the amazing world of graphic reading and reveals the endless possibilities for teaching with graphica. He sees the inherent motivational value in comics, explains the many different graphic genres, and shares thoughtful and compelling ways to teach comprehension, vocabulary, and even fluency with graphica."
- Stephanie Harvey

"Written with wisdom and clarity, this book shows how this exciting new literacy tool can engage your readers and br...read more

About the Author(s)

Terry likes to help people. That's why he became a teacher, a consultant, and a psychotherapist. "I'm a helper. It's what I do, and it's the core of my personality. It makes sense, then, that I would gravitate toward a career that would allow me to help others.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: You Got Comics?
Chapter 2. The Lure of Graphica
Chapter 3. A Word About the Research
Chapter 4. Introducing the Conventions of Graphica
Chapter 5. Endless Possibilities for Using Graphica
Chapter 6. Comprehension, Comically
Chapter 7. In the Mind's Eye: Making Mental Images and Inferring
Chapter 8. Vocabulary, Visually
Chapter 9. Fluency in the Funnies
Chapter 10. Making the Right Choices
Chapter 11. Troubleshooting
Afterword
Appendix A. The History of Graphica
Appendix B. Selection Guide
Appendix C. Websites
Appendix D. Suggested Titles
Appendix E. Publishers Offering Graphica
Appendix F. Comic Panel Sketch Templates
Appendix G. Inferring Character Traits
Appendix H. Vocabulary Template
Appendix I. Speech Bubble Examples
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 2-6
Media: 200 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2007
Item No: 0712Item No: 0914Item No: B712
ISBN: 978-157110-712-1ISBN: 978-157110-914-9ISBN: 978-15711B-712-1

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