Teaching With Zombies and Caped Crusaders
Presentation for 2014 Kentucky Writing Project Fall Conference
Description: Harnessing the power of comics to inspire engagement and foster reading, writing, and critical thinking across disciplines, this session will share the scaffolding and assignments used to create comic projects demonstrating college readiness for first-year college students with developmental needs.
Relevant Blog Posts:
- Using Comic Book Themes and Archetypes to Write About Humanity
- Using 6-word-memoir Posters to Discuss Reading, Inspire Writing
- What do low-stakes writing assignments look like?
- Why My Students Must Blog
- Paper Trails: My Alternative to the Annotated Bibliography
- Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way
- Batman Unmasked – The Psychology of the Dark Knight [Documentary]
- The Mythology of Superman (Documentary)
- Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (Documentary)
- Introduction to Archetypes
What others say about teaching with comics:
- 5 Reasons Your Students Should Be Reading Comic Books
- The New Teachers’ Aides: Superman and Iron Man
- Zombie-Based Learning
- Using Superhero Comics to Teach English and History
- I use comic books to teach
- Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers
- The Best Comics For Your Classroom
- Eek! Comics in the Classroom!