In this episode, educator and author Shveta Miller joins to unpack the idea of using graphic novels with students to teach high-level thinking. You’ll also hear about how to balance consumption and creation as well as activity ideas, cross-curricular connections, and more.
This week’s episode is titled: Using Graphic Novels to Teach High-Level Thinking with Shveta Miller and I am very excited to unpack this topic with you. I first came across Shveta’s work from an Edutopia post. I’ve guest blogged for Edutopia periodically for about 9 years now, and love to explore their resources. She had a post all about today’s topic so I reached out and asked her to join today.
You’ll hear all about graphic novels, comic strips, activity ideas, cross-curricular connections, and more.
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Tips for Graphic Novels
- First, consider if memes have a place in your classroom.
- Next, choose a sentence starter connected to a content area goal.
- Then, select pictures for students.
- Finally, demonstrate the workflow with examples.
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- Check out Shveta Miller’s website and book on Amazon
- Connect with Shveta Miller on Twitter
- Reading With Pictures website
- Book Creator (Ebook creation tool)
- Canva (Graphic design platform)
- Pixton (Online comic builder)
- The Case For Using Comics In Your Classroom (Blog Post)
- Turning Reluctant Readers into Eager Readers with Digital Resources with Talia Kovacs (Podcast Episode)
- Must-Try Updates! New Features in Book Creator (Blog Post)
- Digital Storytelling Lesson Ideas with Book Creator (Blog Post)
- Creation Activities that Teach Digital Citizenship (Podcast Episode)
- Engaging Students in Reading All Types of Text (Quick Reference Guide)