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ERIC Number: EJ862137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Using Graphic Novels in the High School Classroom: Engaging Deaf Students with a New Genre
Smetana, Linda; Odelson, Darah; Burns, Heidi; Grisham, Dana L.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n3 p228-240 Nov 2009
Two high school teachers of Deaf students and two teacher educators present this article about the use of graphic novels as an important genre for teaching literacy and academic skills in the high school classroom. During a summer session for failing Deaf students at a state-sponsored school, two English teachers taught and documented their students' experiences in reading and responding to selected graphic novels. They collaborated with two teacher educators in reviewing the literature on the usefulness of graphic novels in motivating and engaging struggling readers. The article provides a description of the project, a rationale for the use of graphic novels, and examples from students' work from the summer session. Resources are included for teachers interested using graphic novels with any group of students. (Contains 4 tables, 6 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A