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Social Emotional Learning with TeachingBooks

Conversations that support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) invite students to cultivate empathy for themselves and others. Identifying and understanding emotions, behaviors, and differences can help students build a sense of community within their classrooms, schools, and beyond. The resources below can be used to guide SEL conversations at different grade levels.
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Support Writing Skills: Character Development

Graphic novels offer engaging, complex characters whose growth is essential to the narrative. Through illustration, voice, and detail, graphic novel creators synthesize art and character to construct memorable protagonists. With the resources below, students can learn about the authorial choices that enrich character development and consider how the visual form echoes the written.
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Guest Blogger: Kate Hannigan

"Throughout the three books, I have my characters meet these key real-life figures and learn from them. So that as the superheroes demonstrate the best ways to punch out supervillains, the historical figures also show them real-life skills. I want to plant the seed with young readers that the things we're good at—math, puzzles, pattern recognition, languages, even flying—might actually become our own superpowers."
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