Jul 25

Looking for an alternative to the standard book report to get students more invested in the stories that they are reading? Try this lesson provided by Lisa Storm Fink, the Project Manager for ReadWriteThink. In this lesson, students use a six-paneled comic strip to create a story map, summarizing a book or short story that they’ve read. The story strips that result provide a great way to evaluate student’s understanding of important events and elements in a novel.

A full lesson plan and the CCS that are fulfilled by the project can be found here.

Jul 18

The cover for March Book Two has been revealed by Top Shelf Productions! Slated for an early 2015 release, the sequel to John Lewis’ bestselling graphic novel will be significantly longer than book one, covering events from 1961-1963. The memoir will contain the famous journey of the Freedom Riders and John Lewis’ involvement in helping plan and lead the 1963 March on Washington (both of which are depicted on the cover).

For more information visit the publisher’s website.

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