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Bridges, Elizabeth: "Bridging the Gap. A Literacy-Oriented Approach to Teaching the Graphic Novel Der erste Frühling." In: Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 42 (2009), S. 152–161. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: German
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-1221.2009.00049.x
BibTeX citation key: Bridges2009a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Der erste Frühling", Adaptation, Children’s and young adults’ comics, Didactics, Germany, History comics, Kordon. Klaus, Literature
Creators: Bridges
Collection: Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German
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This article examines the phenomenon of graphic novels generally, and in particular, their utility in second-language contexts via the example of the graphic adaptation of Klaus Kordon's Der erste Frühling. This text lends itself especially to bridging thematic gaps in 20th-century German literature courses, as well as the “language/literature divide,” which is a current topic in language pedagogy. The article provides specific classroom techniques, in-class tasks, and writing assignments that will accommodate the varying student proficiency levels that often challenge instructors in second- and third-year college German courses.
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