Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Diamond BookShelf interview with Katie Monnin

Check out Katie's thoughts on using graphic novels in the classroom and "the greatest communication revolution of all time" in the latest issue of Diamond BookShelf. Here's a snippet:

BookShelf: You are in the process of completing a book about graphic novels and secondary ELA instruction. What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

Katie Monnin: I hope that readers will take away two primary ideas from Teaching Graphic Novels. First, I hope that they will come away with a better, more appreciative understanding for why we should value comics and graphic novels in the classroom. Second, I hope that they come away with some concrete reading strategies that they can actually take into their classrooms, some practical, teacher-friendly strategies that align to the standards and to their students’ interests.

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