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Category Archives: Classroom practice
Every holiday season, our local alt-news weekly publication The Flagpole publishes a reader-submitted section to account for a week off. The submissions are predictably an eclectic mix of writing: some worth reading, and some worth tossing. Imagine my surprise a … Continue reading
Good art should provoke strong reactions. So let’s start here: I am shaking my head. I want to cry. I want to bitch slap whoever was involved with creating it. However, this kind of crap is nothing new. There is … Continue reading
These are just easy response guides for memoir excerpts. I figured this would be preferable, easier to grade, and more fun than a set of 5-10 questions. These were made using Plasq’s Comic Life.
I’m sure I can do better, but feel free to steal/adapt … Additionally, what do people think?
Coupling graphic memoir with the original text (and audio) using Geoffrey Canada’s Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, illusrated by Jamar Nicholas
I just spent $200 out of my own pocket to order 20 copies of this text to use in the final few weeks of the semester. Why? Because Geoffrey Canada is purely awesome, and I think his memoir can serve … Continue reading
I decided that my own butchered comic format would best make my point here. I made this comic using Plasq’s ComicLife program. This quotation has always made perfect sense to me. It boils down to student engagement and not requiring … Continue reading
I utilized this EASY to implement, quick, and simple formative assessment while reading Sharon Draper’s Forged by Fire with a group of often-reluctant 9th graders recently. I adapted the idea from Thompson’s Adventures in Graphica, which has proven to offer … Continue reading