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NCTE 2015: I got to meet Elizabeth Wein!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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One of the things I was most excited about for this year’s NCTE convention was to get the chance to meet Elizabeth Wein, author of one my favorite YA novels, Code Name Verity.

Longtime readers of the comic probably remember my doing a run of CNV related comics a few years ago. Elizabeth was nice enough to give those strips some notice when I published them… and I was able to give her a couple of copies of my mini-comics today.

Looking forward to reading her new book, Black Dove White Raven!

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Teacher Comics: I’m a project based learning guy now. Maybe I always was?

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Here are some comics about the projects I mention: Romeo & Juliet Hollywood PitchCode Name Verity Party PlanningYesteryear Journalism Project. You’ll have to scroll a little bit on that last link, but I’ve done comics about all these lessons!

Teacher Comics: Code Name Choice

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teaching Comics: Culinary Delights

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: Cardboard airplanes and vagueness

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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That last panel is one of the reasons why it’s VERY important to have clear rubrics for a project like this. Make sure there’s no vagueness in your expectations!

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This is really an amazing piece of work. It’s the kind of thing there’s no measure for on standardized tests or Common Core Curriculums but… as an educator when you see students connecting with a text so thoroughly and bringing their talents to bear in showing how that text works? It’s a wonderful thing.

Teacher Comics: CNV wrap-up

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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You can see comics about the last time I used this project here, when my classes were reading Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan. I like giving class projects with have eight or nine little pieces that, when put together, add up to one big thing.

Teacher Comics: Future Planning

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: Kinds of assessment

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: What they do/What I do

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teaching Comics: Lit Circle Prep

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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One of the things I love about literature circles are how the students self-monitor their groups to make sure things get done.