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Using American Born Chinese in the classroom
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:10:01 AM »
Getting students motivated to read can be quite difficult, particularly with students who are more reluctant to pick up a book. The increased use of graphic novels in classrooms can possibly help some of these students! One of the graphic novels that is for young readers is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. This pdf is a teacher's guide on how to use American Born Chinese, a graphic novel, in the classroom. If you see in the table of contents, there are many possibilities that can be adapted for other graphic novels, or even other books. For example, the character carousel activity, is one that can be used for other books as the activities are still engaging students and encouraging synthesis and inference skills. Another thing that is nice about this teacher's guide is that it has activities that help tackle important topics, such as stereotypes with Cousin Chin-Kee.