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  1. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips

    Get Graphic! Introduces the power of a storyboard in stages of the creative process - from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop revise and finalise stories. Step-by-step instructions lead students to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots for their own unique and personalised stories and books. Simple suggestions for planning drawings and using collage to illustrate students' original stories are part of the active process described. Designed for easy and immediate classroom use, glossaries of visual terms and illustration ideas, a list of recommended children's books with strong visual images and ready-to-copy storyboards complement this remarkable resource.

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  2. This book is not about drama… it’s about new ways to inspire students

    This book is not about drama... offers a comprehensive approach to using role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. It explores issues around storytelling, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to be effective observers and support the deeper meaning that comes from working inside and outside the text. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies and texts that have been chosen for their ability to engage students, get them out of chairs and let them learn actively and socially. The strategies begin with simple games and evolve into more complex learning opportunities. This remarkable book shows teachers how to inspire students to experience, reflect on and express their ideas and feelings with confidence.

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  3. Dramathemes, Fourth Edition: Classroom Literacy that Will Excite, Surprise, and Stimulate Learning

    Dramathemes shows teachers simple, engaging strategies for exploring literacy in new, innovative ways. Literacy sources are at the root of this amazing book that draws on picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and photographs as sources for effective classroom instruction. Compelling strategies throughout Dramathemes are designed to enrich interactive possibilities amongst learners in the English classroom. By reading, writing and talking both in role and out of role, students can develop and creatively share their responses, their stories, and their ideas. In this totally revised fourth edition, Larry Swartz digs deeply into the riches of the past three editions and considers the experiences of English teachers who have used all versions of the book for almost three decades.

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  4. The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

    This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.

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  5. Maths in the Real World of Design and Art: Geometry, Measurements and Projections

    Maths in the Real World of Design and Art shows students how geometry, measurements and projections work together to create all the unique patterns and designs around us. Lessons in this book cover angles and triangles, polygons and circles, patterns, symmetry, shapes and length, perimeter, area and three-dimensional shapes. Students learn how these geometric principles can be used together to create buildings, products and artwork. Students will incorporate geometric concepts and measuring skills to create a model Geo-Lab, a laboratory used to further the study of mathematics. This revised edition includes a table of related Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions for Years 5-8, helping teachers to plan curriculum-aligned lessons incorporating lessons from this book.

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