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BW – Where the Heck is Matt?
In ONE Paragraph (5 sentences), MLA formatted, answer the following:
Do you think it is better to talk about an issue or hope that it goes away? Why?
Vocabulary 2 Due Tuesday, 11/15
Vocabulary 2 Quiz Thursday, 11/17
Vocabulary 2 Due Monday, 11/14
Vocabulary 2 Quiz Wednesday, 11/16
Clear everything off of your desk except for a PENCIL.
Vocabulary 1 Quiz!
When finished, here is Vocab 2
How To Read A Comic Book - Terminology
Panels – shapes that contain a single scene
Gutters – space between panels
Dialog balloons – words spoken between characters
Thought balloons – contain character’s thoughts
Captions – contain information about a scene or character (often setting related)
Sound effects – visual sound clues (POW!)
Top to Bottom, Left to Right, just like a regular book.
What is the message?
Take some time to make a dot.
We have been talking lately about culture, how we are all different, but have unique qualities to add to the whole. We have been talking about stereotyping, demographics, and experiences that people go through all over the world.
Words matter, bullying matters. Either you are causing the problem or you are part of the solution. As a class, we need to decide what we really want our class to look like? What rules we can put in place together and follow to make our classroom a safe space for all.
Left to Right like always
Comics vs. Graphic Novels
Talk with your group members:
1. How do your comics and the graphic novel panels compare?
2. Do you think the age range for graphic novels is the same, similar, or different from the comic books? Why/Why not?
3. Do you think the purpose of comic books is different than the purpose of graphic novels? Why/Why not?
Left to Right
Top to Bottom
In your group, take a look at the comic books provided. On a sheet of paper, respond to the following. Make sure all group member's names are on the paper.
1. Which comic books does your group have?
2. What do you immediately notice after flipping through?
- Colors, words, format, images, frames,etc.
3. What age range would your comics be appropriate for?
American Born Chinese Background Information
Story 1: The Monkey King
The Monkey King, or Sūn Wùkōng, is a character in an extremely important Chinese novel, The Journey to the West.
Written in the 17th century, it chronicles a journey to India made by a Buddhist monk and his companions.
The Monkey King is cunning in battle and has the ability to transform himself 72 ways.
Story 2: Jin Wang
For the first nine years of his life, Jin lives in San Francisco ’s Chinatown.
However, when his parents are able to afford a home in the suburbs, Jin is ill-prepared for the identity crisis that will ensue.
In addition to struggling with others ’ prejudice, he has to struggle with his own insecurities.
The motif of “transformation ” fits nicely with the transformative powers of The Monkey King.
Story 3: The Chin-Kee Show
The third storyline in American Born Chinese features a sitcom-like structure, as popular, “normal ” Danny contends with the annual visits of his Chinese cousin Chin-kee.
Chin-kee is the embodiment of every stereotype that many Americans hold regarding persons of Chinese nationality or descent.
"I do get some reactions to the Cousin Chin-Kee that worry me a little bit," said Yang…. "There's some people that come up and tell me, 'He's so cute, so funny, endearing.' That's definitely not what I was going for.”
"I think the vast majority of the responses are positive, but I have had some Asian-Americans and come up and tell me I was perpetuating the stereotype by explicitly showing it," he said.
MLA Formatted; Respond and Explain to the best of your ability:
- What’s the advantage of opting to present your thoughts with graphic
novels over written novels? What’s the disadvantage then?
Due Monday, 11/14
"I think the vast majority of the responses are positive, but I