Graphic Novels in the ELA Classroom

As a part of the Contemporary Lit course I teach, we study graphic novels. We begin by learning and working with the elements of a graphic novel, analyzing multiple examples, and then eventually students creating their own mini-graphic novel.

I used this GoFormative the last time I taught it, and it seemed to go fairly well. (I added the Gene Yang video recently, so that wasn’t originally there - it was only the Persepolis panel and the questions at the end.) https://goformative.com/clone/ODHDUM

I’m curious if others out there have used GoFormative with graphic novels and how they’ve utilized other tools/options inside GF to amplify graphic novels and our study of them. Ideas??

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Yes, I have used GoFormative for the Graphic Novel “Drowned City” with my 10th graders. Here are the formatives: https://goformative.com/clone/WCRQNU Of course, I did other things with them during the readings, but this was for me to check their comprehension and reading of not only the text, but the images.

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Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check out “Drowned City” as well!

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It’s really interesting. It is about Hurricane Katrina. I taught that graphic novel during the first few weeks of school. I felt it showed me the type of readers students were and also made them realize to look deeper than the surface when reading. Have a great day!

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