Reading with Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter
Reading with Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter
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Annotation: Featuring more than a dozen short comic stories, this volume addresses specific learning concepts in social studies, math, language arts, and science while offering an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy even as it helps them learn.
Catalog Number: #140733
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: vii, 173 pages
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 1-449-45878-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-449-45878-2
Dewey: 741.5
LCCN: 2014932923
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* In 2009, Elder founded Reading with Pictures, a nonprofit organization devoted to recognizing comics' potential as an educational tool. Their website is at the forefront of this effort, and Reading with Pictures is the tangible manifestation of this mission. It's a tremendous relief, then, that the book delivers. Elder has assembled an array of creators adept at speaking in engaging, nondidactic voices, and each subject nguage arts, science, mathematics, and social studies atures three to five stories that skillfully craft basic principles into energetic stories. Not surprisingly, language arts and social studies achieve the greatest success here, and Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's "George Washington: Action President" proves the high-water mark for a blend of facts and comics artistry. Stories run toward the comedic, but every student will find something to connect with, and even though teacher-oriented content is included, kids will happily gloss over that to get right to the comics. Although downloadable lesson plans are available for each story (a fact that could be better highlighted), any one of them could easily be assigned as a supplement to a larger lesson. A great tool in itself, hopefully Reading with Pictures will also prove to be but the first building block of a much vaster structure.
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Starred Review ALA Booklist (10/1/14)
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 4-7
Lexile: GN710L

 Comics make learning fun!

 Comics have gone from "scourge of the classroom" to legitimate teaching tools, and the Common Core State Standards for scholastic achievement now explicitly recommend their use in the classroom.

Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter unites the finest creative talents in the comics industry with the nation's leading experts in visual literacy to create a game-changing tool for the classroom and beyond. This full-color volume features more than a dozen short stories (both fiction and nonfiction) that address topics in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science, while offering an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy. Highlights include George Washington: Action President by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Doctor Sputnik: Man of Science by Roger Langridge, The Power of Print by Katie Cook, and many more.

 Includes a foreword by Printz and Eisner Award-winning author Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints).

 A downloadable Teachers' Guide includes standards-correlated lesson plans customized to each story, research-based justifications for using comics in the classroom, a guide to establishing best classroom practices, and a comprehensive listing of educational resources.

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