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Saturday, April 1 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Graphic Novels: More than Just Pictures

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Graphic novels are the perfect bait to hook the most reluctant reader. They provide the visual meal that 21st century students crave, while offering a less intimidating textual platform. However, even though graphic novels are primarily “graphics,” they contain the same literary elements as a traditional story in a high interest delivery.

Students write a “letter,” just in graphic novel format, using the writing techniques of comic writers (narration, speech bubbles, and illustration for descriptions).
Graphic novels can provide young readers and writers with the practice thy need to effectively incorporate equally balanced description, dialogue, and narration to make their stories come alive.
There's a ever-growing list of graphic novel titles for all ages out there right now. Participants will be exposed to many titles for reference and use in the classroom. They will not leave hungry books, so to speak.

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Gaetan Pappalardo

Green-Fields School, Green-Fields School: West Deptford, NJ
Gaetan Pappalardo has been teaching third grade at Green-Fields School in West Deptford, NJ for 17 years. In 2011, he received the Governor’s Recognition Award for Green-Fields School and was also the West Deptford’s School District’s Teacher of the Year. He created PLCs before it was cool to create PLCs. He started a Teacher as Writer Club and is currently leading a PLC, which integrates classroom content with special area content, such... Read More →

Jamie Schwantes

5th Grade Teacher, West Deptford Middle School: West Deptford, NJ.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Empire D Hershey Lodge

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