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Lewkowich, David; Miller Stafford, Michelle – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2020
As a picture of childhood composed from the point of view of a young boy named Freddie, who suffers the effects of repeated and ongoing trauma, the experience of reading "The Freddie Stories" presents a number of interpretive challenges: its main character is often split and in various states of disassociation, the difference between…
Descriptors: Literary Devices, Trauma, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
Rice, Mary F.; Dallacqua, Ashley K. – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2019
Teachers and students require a range of tools to engage with visual texts. Using "The Great American Dust Bowl" by Don Brown (2013) as an exemplar text, we outline four conceptions of visual literacy: rhetorical, instructional, industrial and visuo-spatial and discuss their use in our literacy education practice. In addition, we provide…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Childrens Literature, Cartoons, Novels
Reingold, Matt – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2019
The following paper considers how integrating Holocaust graphic novels that prominently feature non-Jewish characters can be effective in introducing Jewish students to new perspectives on contemporary understandings of the Holocaust. Drawing on the results of recent studies about rising anti-Semitism and Jews' concerns for their safety, feelings…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novels, Cartoons, Jews
Xu, Jingwei – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2019
This research is the second stage of my entire graphic novel practice looking at a feminist topic -- women's awakening from marriage. In this phase, the study carries out the practical process of the creative work, involving a graphic novel (body), an opening title (hook) and a package of visual communication design (promotion), in order to convey…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Feminism, Marriage
Romagnoli, Alex – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2018
If interactions contribute to identity formation, (Swain, et. al., 2011, p. 87) then there is a socio-cultural component to identity. While it is impossible to label identity because of its ever-evolving nature, attempts can be made to gain insight into a person's perceived actions and use those actions as data for exploring possible identity…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, English Language Learners, Urban Schools
McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M.; McGeorge, Samantha – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2018
National guidelines such as the "Standards for the 21st Century Learner" (American Association of School Librarians, 2007) and the "Common Core State Standards" (Common Core State Standards, 2010) recognize the importance of using a wide range of informational texts, including comic books and graphic novels to teach content, in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cartoons, Common Core State Standards
Manchester, Ashley – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2017
Given the challenging depth of queer theoretical concepts, this article argues that one of the most effective ways to teach the complexities of queer theory is by utilizing comics in the classroom. I focus on how college-level instructors can use the content, form, and history of comics to teach students how to enact and do queer theory. By…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Critical Thinking, Cartoons, Teaching Methods
Cook, Mike P.; Frey, Ryle – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide teachers and students useful methods for utilizing the power of comic books as literacy sponsors in ELA classrooms. Given the continued boom in the popularity of comics in popular culture, this provides a relevant way to introduce students to visual and critical analysis. Engaging in meaningful analysis of…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Popular Culture
Lawrence, Julian; Lin, Ching-Chiu; Irwin, Rita – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2017
The ways in which teachers adjust to challenges in the process of becoming professionals are complicated. Teacher mentorship, however, is an important step to creating and sustaining a strong professional career. This article discusses new understandings from a Canadian research project: "Pedagogical Assemblage: Building and Sustaining…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Research Methodology, Personal Narratives, Mentors
Rogers, Aimee A. – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
This article presents how one 8th-grader, Mallory, made meaning with "Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse" by Kazu Kibuishi. Data was collected via a think-aloud procedure, a retrospective think-aloud, questions specific to the book, and an interview. The data analysis indicates that Mallory was able to use a breadth of reading strategies,…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Grade 8, Protocol Analysis
Hyman, David – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
Constant and ongoing revision is the compositional tactic through which many contemporary superhero narratives negotiate the powerful struggle between reiteration of the genre's past, and creative expression of its future. Instead of a gradual succession of improved renditions of a text, each one effacing and superseding the imperfections of its…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Cartoons, Literary Genres, Story Telling
Sousanis, Nick – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
Grids and Gestures is an exercise intended to offer participants insight into a comics maker's decision-making process for composing the entire page through the hands-on activity of making an abstract comic. It requires no prior drawing experience and serves to help reexamine what it means to draw. In addition to a description of how to proceed…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Design, Experiential Learning, Freehand Drawing
Kirchoff, Jeffrey S. J.; Cook, Mike – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
It is well established that the 21st century literate student needs to be able to effectively craft and interpret texts that use multiple communicative modes. Graphic novels are one text type that facilitates such literacy instruction, as the seamless relationship between words, image, and sound (in the form of sound effects) are inherent to the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Carter, James B. – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
The article debuts and explains "PIM" pedagogy, a construct for teaching comics at the secondary- and post-secondary levels and for deep reading/studying comics. The PIM model for considering comics is actually based in major precepts of education studies, namely constructivist foundations of learning, and loosely unifies constructs…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education
Dallacqua, Ashley K. – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
This essay draws on the voices of both literary critics and adolescent readers, resulting in a contextualization of critical theory exploring Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis." Satrapi's graphic novel has been praised for its complex composition and story-telling ability. But although it is both a recommended and contested text for an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, High School Students, Audience Analysis
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