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October 24th – Comics: A Pathway to Learning!

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, News, Workshops and Events

Attention educators and librarians! We all know that comics are being used more and more in schools and libraries to teach curriculum-based content or foster deeper reading comprehension. And maybe you want to try your hand at it, too. But where do you start? How can you use comics to teach if you haven’t made a comic yourself since you were a kid?

This Sunday, October 24th I’ll be leading an intensive two-hour workshop at the Ann Arbor Art Center titled Comics: A Pathway to Learning!

This is a workshop I developed and led for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2008. Originally a two-day workshop, this session will be a bit of a lightning round introduction to the comics medium, followed by some interactive activities that will instruct you on how to use comics to develop reading comprehension skills in your students such as prediction, inference, and fluency. You’ll even get some pointers on how to use comics storytelling lessons to teach curriculum-based content such as chemistry and math.

Participants will be provided with a 61-page packet full of pre-made lesson plans to try out in your classroom or library and tips on how to evaluate students’ work. You can check out an example lesson plan by clicking the image on the left.

Registration is required. Hope to see you there!

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