Thursday, April 4, 2013

Katie Monnin's new, innovative resource, Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts: An Illustrated Adventure, is now available for purchase on the Capstone Classroom and Maupin House websites. In this engaging professional book, written in graphic novel format, Dr. Monnin shows K-12 teachers how to read, understand, and teach the unique vocabulary and anatomy of the graphic text format alongside traditional, print-based literature and content-area selections. Graphic texts are not only loved by students, they address today's reading standards for teaching multi-modal texts that combine print and images. Now you can make the most of the graphic text-driven format in your reading program today!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Register for the AASL graphic novels webinar with Katie Monnin


 KQ Webinar: Aligning Graphic Novels to the Standards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

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Presenter: Katie Monnin
One of the most exciting opportunities facing today’s teachers and librarians is how to dualistically teach contemporary literature to both the standards and the real world applications students face each and every day in a more and more diverse literacy world. Fortunately, graphic novels offer one possible answer. Deemed by contemporary literacy scholarship to be one of the most viable and popular contemporary literary formats, graphic novels can be aligned to both the standards and the real life applications facing today’s students. This webinar will focus on how to not only align graphic novels to the Common Core State Standards, NCTE/IRA Standards, and the AASL learning standards, but also to the real world, contemporary reading and writing literacy realities.

Katie Monnin is an assistant professor of literacy at University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She has presented nationally at conferences on teaching graphic novels in the classroom, image and print-text literacies, and new media. Katie is co-editor of Florida Reading Quarterly. Her book, Teaching Graphic Novels, was a finalist for the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year! She was selected to be a judge for the 2013 Eisner Awards.

Note: Webinar is open to AASL members and eCOLLAB subscribers only. Registrations will be accepted until 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 12. A seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL.