Blog Posts tagged: comics and graphic novels

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How Forfar Academy Created Comics and Book Trailers for #ScotTeenBookPrize

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to enthuse pupils about reading. Every year, we run two competitions to enhance the fun: a graphic novel competition and a book trailer competition. In this blog post, Shona Page and Janet Spence of Forfar Academy explain how they approached both competitions.

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Metaphrog Interview: On Graphic Novels and The Little Mermaid

Comic creators Metaphrog are back with a critically acclaimed retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale The Little Mermaid. We caught up with them for a chat about the book, fairy tales, illustration, and what makes a good story.

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Get Your Pupils Writing Comics

Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature programme can help you fund a visit from a writer, whether you're a school, library or other community organisation. In this blog post, Doon Academy library assistant Chris Kelso tells us more about he used Live Literature to bring in graphic novelist Edward Ross for a comic writing session with pupils.

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See the Winning Book Trailers and Comic Strips from #ScotTeenBookPrize

This year, we challenged Scotland's teenagers to produce book trailers and comic strips based on the three books shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Check out this post to find out more about the winners of each competition for 2017, including comments from our panel members and resources to help you create book trailers and comic strips too.

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Our Top 10 Teachers and Librarians Blogs of 2016

We hope our Teachers and Librarians blog is always practical and useful, giving you tips and advice to make your life that bit easier. Here, we've gathered the best-loved and most useful posts from the last year. From technology for struggling readers to library displays and fantastic school projects, there should be something in here to inspire you!

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5 Reasons to Enter our Graphic Novel Competition

Our graphic novel competition for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize provides a great opportunity to promote reading for pleasure and is a real challenge to help develop your pupils' writing skills. Find out more about the competition in this post.

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Our Top 6 Classroom Resources for Comics and Graphic Novels

Whether they're reading them or writing them, comics and graphic novels can offer something to pupils at all ability levels. Writing a comic strip involves lots of critical thinking, and they can also offer an easier reading experience for less confident pupils to engage with. In this blog post we list our most popular resources to help you introduce graphic novels and comics into educational settings.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 5: Recommended Titles

In this final post in his Comics in the Classroom series, Adam Murphy gives his top comic recommendations for 6 year olds right up to teens.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 4: How to Draw a Comic

When we ask pupils to create comics, we're asking them to apply not only writing but also drawing skills, but we shouldn't get too hung up on being able to produce artistic masterpieces. Adam Murphy explains some basic principles in this blog post, as well as highlighting the importance of not worrying too much about the aesthetics.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 3: Using Comics with Pupils

In Part 3 of his series on comics' role in learning, Adam Murphy looks at tried and tested methods of using comics in the classroom, with a particular focus on additional support needs.

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