• How Do You Read a Comic?

    Choose a comic, either from the online selection, or a print version from the library. How might you share this with your class? As a read-aloud? As a guided reading session? As a book club? Try it and share the resul...
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  • Reading Process Discussion

    Read one of the online comics available in the Recommended Comics resource. Be sure to also read the rules on comics for course use. Below, analyze your reading process. What did you read first? What held your attenti...
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  • Are Comics Good for School Use?

    What criticisms of graphic novels have you heard in the past? How can you provide a response that best suits the target audience, while possibly incorporating the qualitative and quantitative data that exists? Share y...
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  • Post Your Avatar and Say Hello!

    Welcome to Panels, Gutters & Bubbles: Introduction to Comics for Educators!   Post your avatar in a response to this discussion thread below and tell us about yourself and what brought you to this course. &#...
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  • What is a Comic?

    Mention a title that you’ve seen or heard about that you aren’t too sure whether or not it “counts” as a comic or graphic novel. Click to add the category Discussions: What is a comic? to your ...
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  • Tell Us About Your Created Lessons

    Share your ideas for teaching a lesson about comics below...
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  • Recommended Articles

    Article: Bringing Pictures to Life Teaching with Graphic Novels by Meagan Gillmore Link: http://www.teachmag.com/archives/9567
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  • Participant Comic Thread

    Why not try your hand at creating a comic (even about the benefits of comics, like the creators of Unshelved)? You don’t necessarily have to be a wonderful writer or artist, as there are several online tools ava...
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  • Recommended Comics & Graphic Novels by Division for Course Use

    Primary and Junior Divisions (K-6)  Andy Runton - “Bucket of Love” Jennifer L. Holm - “The Adventures of Henry and Ginny” Raina Telgemeier - “In Which Young Raina Learns a Lesso...
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  • Designing an Inquiry Plan Template in Implementing Student Inquiry TDSB 2017 p32.pdf

    Designing an Inquiry Plan Template in Implementing Student Inquiry TDSB
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  • Recommended Print Comics for Purchase & Top Comic Lists

    Recommended Print Comics for Purchase  There are many vendors that sell comics and graphic novels. When buying comics or graphic novels for your school collection or for classroom use, consult with distributors w...
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  • Online Comics for Course Use: The Rules

    Age Guidelines  Not all comics are appropriate for all readers. Publishers will often suggest recommended ages for their products and reviewers regularly share their opinions on suitable ages for the titles they ...
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