As part of San Diego Comic-Con at Home 2020, I moderated a panel featuring some amazing educators talking about analyzing graphic texts with students.
Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts
In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, educators demonstrate techniques and tools for building students' critical literacy skills with graphic texts at all grade levels. This includes demonstrations on how to lead students in analyzing the elements of comics and the unique combination of art and text, share resources, and discuss challenges. Educators Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Shveta Miller (Hacking Graphic Novels), Talia Hurwich (Worth a Thousand Words), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!) share strategies you can use with students tomorrow!
Each educator's presentation is excellent! If you watched my WonderCon panel video (available here), you will recognize experts Shveta Miller and Derek Heid, who share new approaches in this video. I'm also thrilled to welcome Talia Hurwich and Trevor Bryan who bring even more methods for analyzing graphic texts with students.
Slides from Talia Hurwich featuring a step-by-step method for teaching visual literacy and graphic novels. Find more on Talia and Meryl Jaffe's book, Worth a Thousand Words, here.
Derek Heid's slides on using Reader-Response criticism to interpret graphic texts. Find Derek on Twitter here.
Shveta Miller's presentation on using a Constructivist approach to analyzing graphic texts. Shveta's website is here and you will find her on Twitter here.
Trevor Bryan's Access Lenses chart. Find more on Trevor's book The Art of Comprehension here. Trevor's arts education website is here and his Twitter is here.
But Wait, There's More!
Our video is part of an entire day's worth of panels for educators featuring noted experts Meryl Jaffe, Laurence Tan, Rachelle Cruz, Dr. Ebony Flowers, Michael Gianfrancesco, Ronell Whitaker, Eric Kallenborn, Nick Sousanis, Jill Gerber, Tony Weaver, Jr., Adan Alvarado, Adam Ebert, John Shableski, Kat Kan, and creators Yehudi Mercado, Gene Yang, Steenz, Jerry Craft, and many, many more.
Watch all the Comics-Con at Home Wednesday panel videos here!
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Tracy Edmunds is an educational consultant specializing in curriculum development, project and online management, editing, and writing.