Why a good book is a secret door

G+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We can upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and artifacts here.


Course calendar can be found above and HERE.

Working with Comics/Images

Working with Comics/Images

Pages from El Deafo by Cece Bell. Click here to enlarge.

Here are some links for class today that we can try out:


Ideas for comics:

A day in your life as a college student…

How you imagine your first day as a teacher…

Try making some new frames that you would add to your graphic novel or other books you’ve read: what would it look like to add yourself to a character in the book? Or a new ending? Or a new chapter?

The story of your birth and name

The story of you as a reader…

Other ideas?

Goodreads links again (add and write a brief summary of free verse and graphic novel)


Our class group on Goodreads 


We talked about y’all having a choice in this next Make: you can use your free verse novel (The Crossover, Inside Out & Back Again, Mary’s Monster, OR Brown Girl Dreaming) OR your graphic novel (Smile, El Deafo, The Best We Could Do, OR Pashmina). You can even combine the ideas: create a comic from your free verse novel or turn your graphic novel into free verse… or other ideas you have. 

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