This product contains material for 18 different Graphic Novels so the teacher creating the course has more than enough material to choose which of the novels they choose to include when planning their own class.
This is an entire Common Core aligned course on Graphic Novels as well as material used to seek approval in your district for the course. With the exception of two units that are only available in pdf format the other 16 units are provided as both pdf files as well as docx (Microsoft word) files to allow for both easy printing and so they can be easily edited.
All the products are individually sold here on TpT as well and have more detailed descriptions and previews on their own individual product pages. Included on this page here is a free preview containing a spreadsheet of the graphic novels aligned to their Common Core Standards, a spreadsheet of the graphic novels with the literary devices connected with them, a spreadsheet of what genre each novel falls into, an example of a rationale handout for one of the novels (in the product there is one for all 18 novels), and a student handout on graphic novel literary terms.
To seek district approval also included in the product are rationales for each novel with a brief summary, strengths of the novel in the classroom, and awards won by the novel. It also contains a syllabus to use and sheets connecting the novel taught to their aligned common core standards and literary terms they are most connected with.
I understand this product is a big commitment so please feel free to send me any questions about the product you might have before purchasing. Also my Google email is included in the product after purchasing so please also feel free to email me with any problems, questions, or suggestions after purchasing.
All units provided here I also have for sale individually, many of the units have more detailed previews under their individual product pages which I have linked below.
The novels and their units provided are:
Scott McClouds Understanding comics
(50 Comprehension Questions)
Parker: The Hunter
(89 comprehension questions for the novel and an extended writing activity at the end)
American Born Chinese
(a character sheet to fill out while reading the novel, 60 comprehension questions, vocabulary terms with each chapter, and 3 activities to fill out with the novel)
(58 Comprehension Questions and 5 Chapter Activities)
(26 Comprehension Questions)
The 911 Report: A Graphic Adaption
(49 Comprehension Questions)
Kill Shakespeare Volume 1
(25 Comprehension Questions and 5 Character Sheets)
(62 Comprehension Questions, 3 Chapter Activities, and a final exam)
Maus Volume 1
(57 Comprehension Questions, a timeline, and a fill-in character sheet)
She Died in Terrebonne
(24 Comprehension Questions, an introduction to noir, and an exam)
Batman Year One
(32 Comprehension Questions, vocabulary terms, and two chapter activities)
The Dark Knight Returns
(40 Comprehension Questions, Vocabulary terms, 5 Chapter Activities)
Through the Woods
(43 Comprehension Questions)
(120 Comprehension Questions, four Character Guides)
(40 Comprehension Questions, Vocabulary Terms, 5 Chapter Activities)
(Anticipation Guide, 95 Comprehension Questions, Vocabulary Terms)
(Fill-in Character Chart, 173 Comprehension Questions, 3 Chapter Activities)
V for Vendetta
(Anticipation Guide, Character Guide, 139 Comprehension Questions, 15 Chapter Activities, and a final exam)
A list of 29 Graphic Novel Literary Terms
Powerpoint Presentations on:
Introducing how to read comic panels
Time, Closure, and Encapsulation in comic panels
Background, Midground, and Foreground in Comics
Bleed and Splash Panels
Camera Angles in Comic Panels
*Please know that the novels and the units for those novels as a whole are aligned to the common core standards but not each individual lesson within those units.*