Female Force Vol. 1

No caption.Female Force Volume 1
Lesson plan by Dr. Katie Monnin

Some Teaching Recommendations For Middle School & High School English Language Arts


- standard #s correspond to the numbers used by the International Reading Association (IRA) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

2. Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

8.  Students use a variety of technological and informational resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

Reading Strategies:

1. Character Sketch

·      Objective: To have students pull out the important information about each individual profiled in the graphic novel.

2.  Creative Nonfiction Journey (Monnin, 2010)

·      Objective: To have students demonstrate an understanding of a creative nonfiction graphic novel, and its emphasis on both factual information and creative storytelling. 

*Monnin, K. (2010). Teaching Graphic Novels. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House.

NCTE/IRA. (1996). Standards for the English Language Arts. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Katie Monnin, PhD, is an assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida and author of Teaching Graphic Novels: Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom (2010) from Maupin House. To learn more about Teaching Graphic Novels or Katie Monnin, please go to this link: http://www.maupinhouse.com/monnin.php.