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Workshop about using graphic novels in English language teaching. See related website at https://sites.google.com/site/eltwithgraphicnovels/home


  • 1. Engaging Students with Graphic NovelsDr. Deborah Healey American English Institute/Linguistics University of Oregon

2. Whos here? Introduce yourself to 2 or 3 people around you Student age/level/type Number of students in your class How motivated are your students? 3. Whats another term (or two) for graphic novel? 4. Whats in a name? Graphic novel Comic book Manga Related concepts Comic strip Sequential art 5. Now to teaching Why bother?Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12917962@N00/2817161488 6. Age-appropriate Popular51,482 paperbacks 7. Conversational language Too bad we didnt catch Rachel. Sounds like a plan. Lets keep our eye out for neckties. 8. Often not a lot of text 9. Visually rich 10. So what can I do with it? Reading Intensive and extensive Pre-reading (activate schema) During reading (form or fluency) Post-reading (remembering, analyzing, evaluating) Colloquial vocabulary and grammar Colloquial spelling Onomatopoeia 11. Writing Describe the background and the characters in detail Write the story in paragraphs Add the motivation of the characters 12. Speaking/Listening Role-play Add intonation and expression Audience: Has the content changed? Are the characters right? Pronunciation practice Wanna, gonna, other conversational forms Fluency rather than form 13. Discussion Surface level Enjoyment, story ideas Critical thinking What was surprising? What more do you see? How is it different from reading text? What happens with the order? 14. Why is the picture slanted? Why is the top picture so small? 15. Non-linear text 16. Tweaking the text Bubbles without text Text without bubbles Selective deletion Strips to reassemble 17. Creating Add your own text to images Add your own images to text Create a local version of the story Personalize the story Build a story from scratchTemplate: http://donnayoung.org/f13/artf/comic/2013-2-3-3-t.pdf 18. What can YOU do with graphic novels? Work in groups of 3-4 When and how would you use a graphic novel with YOUR students? What pre-, during- and post-activities? 10 minutes, then share with another group choose the best idea to share 19. 2-minute freewrite What was the most useful information I got from this session?Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46646401@N06/7205089854 20. Thanks! Deborah Healey dhealey@uoregon.edu https://sites.google.com/site/eltwithgraphicnovels/


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