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“Visual genres and mediums now dominate communication; photographs, television, film, video, the internet, cartoons, posters, t-shirts, comics, multi media presentations and computer simulations. Therefore, ‘increasingly, an argument can be mounted that a literate person in contemporary western cultures is, first and foremost, someone who is able to recognise, read, analyse and deploy a variety of visual genres and mediums"
(Schirato & Yell 1996, p. 209)


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LOOK: What literacies are involved?

Marengo Story Comics (2nd Grade)
http://homepage.mac.com/adam_bezark/comiclife/

HowToons
http://www.instructables.com/group/howtoons/



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PLAY: Why might this matter to students?

Create your own comic strip with Pikistrips (a.k.a. Comeeko)
http://www.comeeko.com/
OR
try one of the sites listed under Comic Creation Sites here:
http://mlc2006.wikispaces.com/Comics and Graphic Novels



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LEARN: How does it work?

Comic Tutorial Dropdown
http://www.between-worlds.com/tutorials/comic_tutorial_dropdown.shtml