It turns out that comics are good for kids.
Dr. Katie Monnin is here to tell you that art and language belong together, more than ever. She’s spent her career creating books on both how and why incorporating new graphic novels enhance visual learning and writing skills in students. More than that – she’s also worked hard with a community of teachers to develop resources so teaching with graphic novels feels attainable and accessible to anyone.
Tune in for an energizing interview with Katie, and walk away with a plethora of tips and resources to bring into your first graphic novel lesson.
- Katie explains what Pop Culture Classroom is and what it does
- Why it’s important to let kids read graphic novels
- What students learn from graphic novels
- Kate shares a powerful story of how the 9/11 attack changed her perception of the need for graphic novels
- How graphic novels are different from traditional cartoons
- Tips for developing quality lessons plan for graphic novels
- Katie shares about panels, gutters, and balloons, and their place in the classroom
- How to find the balance of art and language in the study of graphic novels
- The graphic novel artists and publishers Katie recommends for teachers starting out
- A bit about the Denver Comic Con and why it’s worth attending
- Ways to get started teaching in your own classroom using graphic novels
Links Mentioned in the Show:
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- Pop Culture Classroom
- Email Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find books by Katie Monnin
- Diamond Bookshelf Lesson Plans
- Toon Books
- Sara Varon
- As The Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
- Lion Forge Books
- Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
- Maus by Art Spiegelman
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- Spill Zone by Alex Puvilland
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Denver Comic Con 2018
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