Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12 by Karen W. Gavigan

By Karen W. Gavigan

Connecting Comics to Curriculum: ideas for Grades 6–12 presents an advent to photo novels and the learn that helps their use in faculties. The booklet examines most sensible curriculum practices for utilizing photograph novels with scholars in grades 6–12, exhibiting academics and college librarians how they could interact to include those fabrics around the secondary curriculum.

Designed to be an important advisor to harnessing the facility of picture novels in colleges, the publication covers each element of photo novel use in libraries and school rooms. It illuminates the standards for choosing titles, explores assortment improvement recommendations, and indicates image novel tie-ins for topics taught in secondary faculties. one of many first books to supply in-depth lesson plans for instructing various heart and highschool criteria with image novels, the consultant deals feedback for differentiating guideline and comprises source lists of advised titles and websites.

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New York: Marvel. (MS) The Immortal Iron Fist Series. New York: Marvel Publishing. (HS) Jemas, Bill, Brian M. Bendis, and Mark Bagley. Ultimate Spider-Man Series. New York: Marvel Comics. (MS & HS) Johns, Geoff, Dave Gibbons, and Peter Tomasi. Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Series. New York: DC Comics. (HS) Johns, Geoff. Teen Titans Series. New York: DC Comics. (MS) Kirkman, Robert. Invincible Series. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics. (HS) Loeb, Jeph, and Jim Lee. Batman: Hush Series. New York: DC Comics.

At this point, you should be armed with lists of recommended books and student requests. Putting a list together beforehand is important. Without one, you will feel like a student using Google for research—faced with too many choices and overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Visiting a bookstore or comic book store accomplishes two things. First, you can handle the graphic novels, read through some of them, preview several different series, and see the ratings on many of the books. Second, these stores usually have extremely helpful employees who love to talk about comics.

MS & HS) Johns, Geoff, Gary Frank, Jon Sibal, Rob Leigh, Steve Wands, and Brad Anderson. Superman Brainiac. New York: DC Comics, 2009. (MS & HS) Johns, Geoff, and Ivan Reis. Green Lantern: Secret Origin. New York: DC Comics, 2008. (HS) Kelly, Joe, and J. M. K. Niimura. I Kill Giants. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2009. (HS) Lethem, Jonathan, Karl Rusnak, and Farel Dalrymple. Omega: The Unknown. New York: Marvel, 2008. (HS) Loeb, Jeph, and Tim Sale. Superman for All Seasons. New York: DC Comics, 1999.

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