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Informational Text: Recommended Books, Suggested Strategies

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It’s all too easy to dismiss colorful, fun books of this sort, with their brief chunks of text and apparently oversized photos, as merely motivational in nature.

Ways to Welcome Fanfiction in Schools

(From http://harrypotterfanfiction.com/ )

When it comes to fanfiction and academics, there is a long history of non-fans writing and doing things that fans don’t particularly like, so you should be extraordinarily careful when you introduce fanfiction-based exercises to wary young fans.

Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’

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So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.

Scriptwriting, the ‘Languages of Film,’ and Media Literacy: Teaching the Oscars with Frank Baker

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“I think it’s a tragedy that most of today’s textbooks completely ignore media and the important process of scriptwriting.”

The Oscars: Frank Baker Talks Critical Thinking, Movie Fandom, and the Common Core

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“Yes: I think it is fair, appropriate and altogether fitting that we share our passion for media. I think a great question to ask anyone and to demand an answer to is: why are you a fan of __(fill in the blank)_?”

Exploring Common Core’s Informational Text… with Violent Video Games

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I’ll hazard that many of us don’t immediately think “games” when we think of “transliteracy,” but why not?