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Teacher Comics: Minneapolis, Part 4

Posted in 2015-2016 school year with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

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Hell’s Kitchen is an American-style restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. We left before the live music started but it was good eats.

Elizabeth Wein is an author I occasionally wax rhapsodic about here. You should read her books.

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: 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: Saw III was a good movie…

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: A pet peeve

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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For those of you who own Code Name Verity… check out page 93. I think the paginations are the same in most editions. That’s the page where a lot of my students think they have the book figured out… and it’s really awesome they have like, another hundred pages of twists and turns before they actually know what’s going on.

Teacher Comics: Listening to the music of World War II

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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If I’ve done it right, you can click over here and listen/watch the YouTube playlist I use for this activity. 

Teacher Comics: Two Kinds of Prior Knowledge

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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