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Tim Smyth is a high school social studies educator and Reading Specialist of more than 20 years who travels the country giving professional development to educators on the power of teaching with comics. Smyth was also part of a global online comics in education program through the US State Department. He has been published in many outlets, such as PBS, and he also shares many resources on his website, Smyth loves interacting on social media (@historycomics) and is the founder of two Facebook education communities--"Comic Book Teachers" and "Teaching With Comics." He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three comic book-loving children.

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This text will allow you to harness students' love of comics and graphic novels while increasing critical thinking and engagement in the classroom. Author Tim Smyth offers a wide variety of lessons and ideas for using comics to teach close reading, working with textual evidence, literature adaptations, symbolism and culture, sequencing, essay writing, and more. He also models how to use comics to tackle tough topics and enhance social-emotional learning.


Throughout the book, you'll find a multitude of practical resources, including a variety of lesson plans--some quick and easy activities as well as more detailed ready-to-use unit plans. These thoughtful lessons meet the Common Core State Standards and are easy to adapt for any subject area or grade level to fit into your curriculum. Add this book to your professional library and you'll have a new and exciting way of reaching and teaching your students

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