Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)

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Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
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* Note 1: Kindle version available. See the bottom of the description for details.

Imagine a classroom where every student understands abstract ideas in a snap.

This is a material that does that, all the while deepening the love of science in your students. It is a comic strip, and it is standard-based.

It illustrates the following concepts: (Standards 6.5.c.)
carnivore, herbivore, parasitism, mutualism, commensalism, generalist, specialist, producers, consumers, autotroph, heterotroph…and more!

Why I created the Life Science in Comics series:
• It worked in my own classroom.
• Increased student learning and interest.
• EL support, automatically.
• The ideal preview/review material before and after each chapter.
• Made for teachers: Each standard is featured by “one” chapter (instead of being scattered).
• Non-consumable (unlike workbooks).

Note: The Life Science in Comics Series is available on Paperback, Kindle, and (soon) iBook.

Useful Info:
*Official Site: www.comiclearning.org
*Paperback book purchase link:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comics-on-Ecology-Interaction-between-Living-Things-1220158
*Discounts are available for schools ordering multiple books. If you are interested, please contact me via TpT or through the official site:
www.comiclearning.org

Intended Uses:
Originally, My comics are meant to be sold as hard goods. In the form of a book, containing 39 chapters. Its intended uses were:

* Preview before a teacher starts a chapter. (Preview is extremely helpful--but it's only feasible IF the reading materials are fast, easy, and enticing enough to students. This is the best form of preview materials)
* Preview also allows you to start next day's class with a critical-thinking warm-up question.
* Review material before a test or end-unit.
* Learner's support after Office-Hours: when a child does not have access to the teacher.

If you are looking to turn this material into a lesson plan, I can think of at least 2 ways, listed below. Of course, there has to be other ways, any suggestion is welcome and appreciated.

Option 1: For reciprocal teaching activities, couple this material with the traditional texts you are assigning to each group. This will eliminate cognitive frustration and ensure every group member is up-to-speed.

Option 2: Certain parts of my comics involve dialogues and personified objects/processes. For younger students, you can have them act these parts out as skits. The texts outside of voice bubbles can be stated by a student narrator.

Kindle Version Available, search "Science Standards Illustrated" on Kindle and you will see each unit sold separately.
Web-Link for Kindle eBooks:
• Book 1 Ecology ($4.50):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJWO3D6
• Book 2 Cell ($4.50):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAN8J9M
• Book 3 Genetics ($3.95):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OANSZKA
• Book 4 Evolution ($4.50):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBN659W
• Book 5 Anatomy ($4.50):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAONI2E
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Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
Standard-Based Comic: Symbiosis (Unit: Ecology)
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