Lessons Drawn: Essays on the Pedagogy of Comics and Graphic Novels
Imagine a classroom where students put away their smart phones, and enthusiastically participate in group and individual learning activities that unleash their creativity and refine their critical thinking skills. Millennials live and learn in transmedia environment that demands multimodal writing skills and multiple literacies. Lessons Drawn brings together 17 essays by experts in graphic novels that provide both a learning framework and hands on strategies to transform student learning through the literature students respond to best. The motivating power of comics is their superpower, but this power must be tied to the deep learning this collection provides a bridge to. Learn how to bolster girls' self esteem through autobiographical comics, create after school programs for youth development and literacy, design comics programs that serve as a community hub for interdisciplinary, boundary crossing artistic production and improve student writing, promote deep inquiry-based classes, and transform students' learning experience.