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Graphic Novels 101

Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(119)
This isn't your average book club! In this class, readers will dive into graphic novels and learn about elements of these books that will help to improve their comprehension and enjoyment of ANY graphic novel they read! ESL friendly!

Class experience

Students will learn key vocabulary and reading strategies that will help improve and deepen their understanding of stories and characters in graphic novels. 
I have taught units on graphic novel reading and writing for several years in an elementary school setting. 
Homework Offered
There will not be any assigned homework, but students will be encouraged to read from a graphic novel of their choice between classes and come prepared to share examples of the elements we have learned about. Students might also choose to post pictures of examples they have found on a third-party resource called Padlet, but this will be entirely optional.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners are asked to bring a graphic novel of their choice (or more than one is even better!) as we will be hunting for examples of the elements we are learning to share with each other. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The following texts will be referenced in this course. Note that we will not actually read these texts in their entirety, we will be looking at small clips from them to serve as examples of the elements we are studying.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer, Adapted by Michael Moreci, Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, retold by Jacqueline Morley, Illustrated by Penko Gelen
Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return by Nathan Hale
Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
The Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes by Kate Hannigan and Alex Graudins
Babymouse: Skater Girl by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Battle for the Atlantic: by Gary Jeffrey, illustrated by Terry Riley
Amulet: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
Nancy Drew: The Haunted Dollhouse by Stefan Petrucha and Sho Murase, based on the series by Carolyn Keene
The Baby-Sitters Club: Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye by Ann M. Martin, retold by Gabriela Epstein
Big Nate: Aloha! By Lincoln Pierce
Tales of the Dead: Ancient Greece by Stewart Ross
The Titanic Disaster by Adam Stone Illustrated by Tod Smith
Helen Keller: From Darkness to Light by Megumi Sugihara, Illustrated by Naoko Takase
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, retold by Carl Bowen
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(119)
I love being a teacher and have wanted to be one for as long as I can remember! 

I now have 20 years of experience teaching elementary school and I hold two Master's degrees; one in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, and one in Library... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
30 min

Completed by 15 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-8 learners per class

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