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Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy 1st Edition

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Mother-daughter duo Jaffe (an author and instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth) and Hurwich (a doctoral candidate at New York University) combine scholarly forces in this celebration of graphic novels and their curricular potential. The authors devote the first chapter to assuaging fears and backing up an early defense of the medium by highlighting specific Common Core State Standards. Jaffe and Hurwich cite research that shows how graphic novels aid in comprehension, memory, language usage, sequencing, and reading motivation. Two major chapters cover foundational skills in graphic novels-both what should be taught and what educators should know. The rest of the text offers specific strategies for connecting graphic novels to subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. The authors are keenly aware of their audience-namely, those who still feel some discomfort reading or teaching graphic novels. Nonetheless, even those with a solid foundation in the medium will draw inspiration from the collection of 20-plus lesson plans interspersed throughout the nine chapters. By turns academic and conversational, the work is inviting. Excerpts from popular graphic novels greatly enhance the research by providing concrete connections to the canon. Additional content on Jaffe's website includes an extensive bibliography of recommended graphic novels. VERDICT A solid choice for librarians and educators who still need that extra push to jump on the graphic novels bandwagon.-Alec Chunn, Eugene Public Library, ORα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Graphic novels have deeply complex stories that exemplify many Common Core standards as well as advanced literary concepts. They are also a literary format students are increasingly turning towards. Many graphic novel readers, who may shy away from the classics and academic texts, often don't consider this an act of "reading" at all; and yet they are engaged and motivated by these texts. Worth A Thousand Words shows teachers and parents how to bring graphic novels into the classroom and exploit student interest and the real literary merit of these texts to help diverse learners meet mandated educational goals. Backed by research and packed with lesson plans, activities, assessments, and book lists, this book is an invaluable resource for educators seeking more meaningful, exciting ways to engage students on the literary field of play. This book relays how to:

  • Distinguish graphic novels from comic books and learn where to find them
  • Understand how graphic novels can improve teaching and motivate students
  • Dissect the graphic novel's page to reveal the complexity that informs visual and verbal literacy, critical thinking, and sequencing skills
  • Integrate graphic novels into lessons on character development, literary devices, prose, math, social studies, science, and more
  • Learn what to expect in terms of progress and how to engage the support of faculty, parents, and administration

Appropriate for K-8 students in ELA and content area classes, Worth A Thousand Words provides teachers with a practical toolbox for bringing graphic novels into existing curricula.

"This book—scholarly yet accessible, as well as fun to read—is essential for educators and parents alike. Whether you're a librarian, a tutor, an English or Social Studies teacher, or a frustrated parent trying to encourage your child to read more, or to read more deeply, Jaffe and Hurwich's compelling work is for you."
—Elisheva Gould, Middle School Learning Specialist & Language Tutor

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  • Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
  • Paperback : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1119394325
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1119394327
  • Dimensions : 7.2 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (December 27, 2018)
  • Language: : English
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