Tag Archives: Why graphic texts?

Thanks, Unemployed Man! You’re saving the day!


Back in November, I enjoyed and discussed Origen & Golan’s The Adventures of Unemployed Man: a timely commentary on just about everything that is timely.  I knew the authors were real when they responded to e-mails discussing my take on … Continue reading

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Who wouldn’t want to read this book, attend this school, and join this club?


Last Fall I reviewed Percy Carey’s Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm thinking that nobody would likely bother to read my thoughts.  A few days later, I drove to a close friend’s funeral after he killed himself.  I mention it … Continue reading

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Student work and teaching critical reading explicitly via comics


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

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Discovery Channel sees the potential too!


Come December, The Discovery Channel will publish a new volume boasting “10 stories based on real events” surrounding everyone’s simultaneously favorite and most feared sea creature: sharks! Published by Silver Dragon Books, this new product aims to capitalize on the … Continue reading

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What would John Dewey do?


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

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