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This is much more than a traditional unit plan for teaching Art Spiegelman's graphic novel, Maus. Instead, it is a series of five lessons that are really questions and insights intended to encourage both teacher and student to become genuine inquirers. The notes have been meticulously crafted to show students the wealth of questions that reading a graphic novel like Maus can raise. The lesson plans come with a set of 60 Blackline Masters of Comic Book Pages with unique panel arrangements…

This is much more than a traditional unit plan for teaching Art Spiegelman's…

A fully annotated version of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," done in the style of visual brainstorming. It's ideal for educators who plan to teach one of Frost's most recognizable and most important poems. The PDF is five pages, with the first featuring the poem and the next four featuring the visual brainstorming annotations.

Comics in Education Presents: The Visual Brainstorming Series: "The Road Not Taken"

This series of five audio files, each running approximately two minutes, gives those teaching and studying Art Spiegelman's Maus important insights into understanding and appreciating the context of the graphic novel. Perfect for teachers wanting to build a unit around Maus or for senior high school and college students looking for a way of coming to terms with important contextual considerations for studying Spiegelman's most recognized work. Subjects addressed include the importance of…

How can we teach the Holocaust? Materials abound on Spiegelman's "Maus" and how to teach it.

This series of five audio files, each running approximately two minutes, gives those teaching and studying Art Spiegelman's Maus important insights into understanding and appreciating the context of the graphic novel. Perfect for teachers wanting to build a unit around Maus or for senior high school and college students looking for a way of coming to terms with important contextual considerations for studying Spiegelman's most recognized work. Subjects addressed include the importance of ...

How can we teach the Holocaust? Materials abound on Spiegelman's "Maus" and how to teach it.

Want handouts for your students that provide them with some of the most important terms related to the format, layout, structure, and analysis of comics and graphic novels? This PDF contains information about terms that define the form, basic comics terminology, the language of film (crucial to the study of visual narrative), and the language of the Gaze, a branch of critical theory that explores subject-object relations.

Want handouts for your students that provide them with some of the most important terms related to the format, layout, structure, and analysis of comics and graphic novels? This PDF contains information about terms that define the form, basic comics terminology, the language of film (crucial to the study of visual narrative), and the language of the Gaze, a branch of critical theory that explores subject-object relations.

Want handouts for your students that provide them with some of the most important terms related to the format, layout, structure, and analysis of comics and graphic novels? This PDF contains information about terms that define the form, basic comics terminology, the language of film (crucial to the study of visual narrative), and the language of the Gaze, a branch of critical theory that explores subject-object relations.

Want handouts for your students that provide them with some of the most important terms related to the format, layout, structure, and analysis of comics and graphic novels? This PDF contains information about terms that define the form, basic comics terminology, the language of film (crucial to the study of visual narrative), and the language of the Gaze, a branch of critical theory that explores subject-object relations.

These nine beautiful 11x17" posters featuring parts of speech are inspired by the world of Minecraft. Think about how engaging (and hilarious) your students will find traditional grammar presented in the world of Steve. The posters cover the traditional eight parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection) as well as the humble article!

These tabloid-sized posters featuring parts of speech are inspired by Minecraft. They are perfect for the classroom to engage students in understanding English grammar.

These nine beautiful 11x17" posters featuring parts of speech are inspired by the world of Minecraft. Think about how engaging (and hilarious) your students will find traditional grammar presented in the world of Steve. The posters cover the traditional eight parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection) as well as the humble article!

These tabloid-sized posters featuring parts of speech are inspired by Minecraft. They are perfect for the classroom to engage students in understanding English grammar.

This pdf collects 60 pages worth of blackline masters from sets 1-3 that feature a variety of panel arrangements. It's perfect for teachers looking to have students creating a variety of comics in the classroom.

This pdf collects 60 pages worth of blackline masters from sets that feature a variety of panel arrangements. It's perfect for teachers looking to have students creating a variety of comics in the classroom.

This is a phenomenal set of 25 Tabloid-sized (11 x 17") posters as pdfs, covering everything from Metaphor to Epizeuxis and using pulp comics from the 1940s and 50s as the inspiration. This beautiful set of posters is perfect for any classroom and will thoroughly engage your students. The posters provide both a definition and a contextual example, and include a further explanatory note about the term's use. Purchase now, and the file will include four additional posters at no extra charge…

This is a phenomenal set of 25 Tabloid-sized (11 x 17") posters as pdfs, covering everything from Metaphor to Epizeuxis and using pulp comics from the 1940s and 50s as the inspiration. This beautiful set of posters is perfect for any classroom and will thoroughly engage your students. The posters provide both a definition and a contextual example, and include a further explanatory note about the term's use. Purchase now, and the file will include four additional posters at no extra charge…

Available now is the 40-page pdf handout for "Best Class Ever!," the presentation Glen delivered at Reading for the Love of It, 2015. The handout explores 10 activities that are guaranteed to have your students saying "Best Class Ever." From looking at names and naming in literature, to game-based activities for teaching adventure novels, this pdf contains a wealth of information and ideas for both new and experienced educators.

Available now is the 40-page pdf handout for "Best Class Ever!," the presentation Glen delivered at Reading for the Love of It, 2015. The handout explores 10 activities that are guaranteed to have your students saying "Best Class Ever." From looking at names and naming in literature, to game-based activities for teaching adventure novels, this pdf contains a wealth of information and ideas for both new and experienced educators.

This pdf contains 20 pre-made comic panel layouts, great for teachers  who are looking to have students create comics or graphic stories in the  classroom. Each of the panel layouts is different and allows students  to do everything from a simple three or four page linear panel sequence to those that are perfect for flashbacks, flash forwards, and non-linear narratives.

This pdf contains 20 pre-made comic panel layouts, great for teachers who are looking to have students create comics or graphic stories in the classroom. Each of the panel layouts is different and allows students to do everything from a simple three or four page linear panel sequence to those that are perfect for flashbacks, flash forwards, and non-linear narratives.

Pip Pirrip's Curious Name

The Visible Thinking Project: Pip Pirrip's Curious Name in Great Expectations

This is a great set of 5 Tabloid-sized (11 x 17") posters as pdfs, using pulp comics from the 1940s and 50s as the inspiration. This beautiful set of posters is perfect for any classroom and will thoroughly engage your students. The posters provide both a definition and a contextual example, and include a further explanatory note about the term's use. This set of five posters includes Alliteration, Imagery, Metaphor, Personification, and Simile!

This is a great set of 5 Tabloid-sized (11 x 17") posters as pdfs, using pulp comics from the 1940s and 50s as the inspiration. This beautiful set of posters is perfect for any classroom and will thoroughly engage your students. The posters provide both a definition and a contextual example, and include a further explanatory note about the term's use. This set of five posters includes Alliteration, Imagery, Metaphor, Personification, and Simile!

Glen Downey, the founder of Comics in Education, on his second birthday. :-)

Glen Downey, the founder of Comics in Education, on his second birthday.

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