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Using Graphic Novels in the High School Classroom: Engaging Deaf Students With a New Genre

April 3, 2013

Smetana, L., Odelson, D., Burns, H., & Grisham, D. L. (2009). Using Graphic Novels in the High School Classroom: Engaging Deaf Students With a New Genre. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(3), 228-240.

Using Graphic Novels in the High School Classroom-Engaging Deaf Students With a New Genre” presents an overview of the ways that comics and graphic novels can be used by teachers to appeal to deaf students and other visual learners by providing unique and interesting combinations of text and graphics that engage and motivate the students. A discussion of class curriculum in a California high school English summer school class for deaf students who which used graphic novels to help them with literacy skills is presented. The importance of providing deaf students with alternative learning methods is discussed.

[Abstract courtesy of Literary Reference Center]

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