Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity

Multimodal at its best: ELA Brave and True by Marilyn Yung A fresh way to reflect on Douglass’ experience, themes and symbolism During spring 2019, I assigned graphic essays to my eighth-graders after they finished reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. This incredible book, which provides Douglass’ first-hand account of… Read More Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity


Some painful subjects in this post. I have no instructions for how to do this. How to help. What to teach. How to go forward. I am Cassandra: I warn and am shunned because it’s too dangerous and toxic. You can’t just hope your kids won’t be racist. You have to actively prepare them to… Read More defaced

journalism 101

A picture is a worth a thousand words, but often photojournalists don’t get credit for the work they do. Photos turned the tide in the Vietnam War & galvanized support for the civil rights movement. Here’s a look at photojournalists covering the immigration crisis. (THREAD) — Kaz Weida (@kazweida) May 27, 2018 Hey thanks… Read More journalism 101


Read “Troll” by Shane Koyczan on Genius Once upon a time,You and all your kind lived underneath bridges,Had ridges for ribs that dropped off into empty chests as if your Hearts were all stolen treasures,As if an excavation crew were hired to dig up and remove the part Of you that let you feel.And while the… Read More troll