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Super-Powered Word Study

Teaching Words and Word Parts through Comics

Author: James Bucky Carter , Erik A. Evensen

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$29.95

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ISBN 13: 978-1-934338-82-7
Maupin House Number: 220

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Grades 5-12


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Use high-interest visual narratives to make your word study come alive for students!

Fifteen short mini-comics provide the engaging framework for illustrating the meanings of words and word parts in context for students in grades five and up. And research shows that these high-interest visual narratives are especially motivating for ELL and reluctant readers in all grades, too.

The comics in Super-Powered Word Study become the springboard for stimulating games and activities that allow students to interact with roots, suffixes, and affixes. All of the weekly word study explorations engage students to think about language, consider word formation, improve reading fluency, and create their own stories. This innovative book/DVD resource offers:

  • A highly interactive approach to word study, complete with games, activities, and practice assessments;
  • Prompts and optional extension activities for additional opportunities for creative writing and language exploration;
  • An interactive software program for projectors, whiteboards, and student computers supporting the lessons and enabling students to create their own comics; and
  • Easy-to-use, reproducible PDF files of the comics, riddle cards, word sorts, student notebook pages, sample comics scripts, and comics templates.

Add this flexible, multi-platform tool to your word study toolkit, and super-power your word study instruction! 

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Click below for a FREE download of entire first lesson of the interactive software program.  Included in this lesson are create your own word search, word sort, and create your own comic sections.  

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Sample Lesson: POP/DE

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"Offering an interactive approach to weekly word study, this book/DVD package contains 15 short b&w mini-comics illustrating the meanings of words and word parts in context, paired with 20-minute activities, for students in grades 5 and up. Created by a teacher and a graphic designer, the package consists of three major elements: words sorts, 15 comics, and creative writing-based games and activities, plus optional extension activities. The games and activities reinforce material on roots, suffixes, and prefixes found in the stories. Extension activities encourage students to think about language, consider word formation, improve reading fluency, and create their own comics with example comic scripts and 20 comic layout templates on the DVD. The entire package is rooted in several theories and research bases regarding literacy and vocabulary acquisition, and an introduction reviews major concepts of these theories; there is also a list of recently published books on integrating comics into literacy instruction. The DVD contains an interactive software program for projectors, whiteboards, and student computers, supporting the lessons and allowing students to create their own comics. The DVD also includes PDF files of the comics, riddle cards, word sorts, and student notebook pages. Carter teaches English education at the University of Texas-El Paso. He has written two previous books on teaching with graphic novels and was awarded the Excellence in Graphic in Education Award in 2009. Evensen is a graphic designer, illustrator, and graphic novelist; he teaches design technology at Bemidji State University."
-©2011 Book News Inc., Portland, OR

This product was added to our catalog on 8/23/10.

 

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