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Analyze Detail in Graphic Novels

Graphic novels contain a variety of details that, when reflected upon, aid in the development of visual literacy.  Details like sound effects, frame structure, the shape of speech bubbles, and much more all act as critical elements to the telling of the story.  Explore the examples and prompts below for ideas on how to keep readers engaged in the unique qualities that make graphic novels great.
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Guest Blogger: Annette Bay Pimentel

My instinct is to reassure the kids we talk to. I feel like telling them, “Some things are issues that only grown-ups can deal with. There’s only so much that kids can do.” But I’m learning to bite my tongue as Jennifer passionately teaches the kids—and me—about the true power kids hold.
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