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Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning: A Guide for Middle-Level Educators
Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning: A Guide for Middle-Level Educators
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Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning: A Guide for Middle-Level Educators

What counts as literacy has been redefined in today’s classrooms. Teachers must address what it means to read and live in a multi-literate world that includes both print text and image text. Focused specifically on young adult graphic novels in the four primary content areas—math, language arts, social studies, and science—Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning: A Guide for Middle-Level Educators by Dr. Meryl Jaffe and Dr. Katie Monnin empowers twenty-first-century, middle-school educators to not only better understand content-area graphic novels, but also teach them. Like their print counterparts, graphic texts reinforce traditional content-area thinking skills like memory, attention, cognition, language learning, and sequencing. Unlike print texts, however, comics and graphic novels reach out to diverse types of literacy learners and their particular reading strengths, making them the perfect, high-quality, literary-level texts for core content-area classrooms. Using Content-A

 
  
Interest LevelGrades 5-10
  
  
ISBN978-1-936700-60-8
PublisherMaupin House
BrandMaupin House
Copyright2013
  
Page Dimensions8 1/2" x 11"
Page Count160
LanguagesEnglish
Paperback
School/Library Price
$23.95
 


 
 

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Learning magazine

"Using young-adult graphic novels to teach math, language arts, social studies, and science. This book provides graphic novel lists and Common Core-aligned lesson plans for each content area." - Learning magazine

April 1, 2014

Meryl Jaffe

Meryl Jaffe

Dr. Meryl Jaffe is an instructor for Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Online Division, a teacher mentor, and an educational consultant. She writes teacher guides for prose and graphic texts, speaks at national and international conferences, and facilitates teacher workshops on the inclusion of graphic novels in classrooms. Visit her blog at www.departingthetext.blogspot.com.

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