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Carter, James Bucky and Erik A. Evensen. Super-Powered Word Study: Teaching words and word parts through comics. Gainesville: Maupin House Publ. 2011. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1934338826
BibTeX citation key: Carter2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didactics, Language
Creators: Carter, Evensen
Publisher: Maupin House Publ. (Gainesville)
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Fifteen short mini-comics provide the engaging framework for illustrating the meanings of words and word parts in context for students in grades five and up. And research shows that these high-interest visual narratives are especially motivating for ELL and reluctant readers in all grades, too.
The comics in Super-Powered Word Study become the springboard for stimulating games and activities that allow students to interact with roots, suffixes, and affixes. All of the weekly word study explorations engage students to think about language, consider word formation, improve reading fluency, and create their own stories. This innovative book/DVD resource offers:
  • A highly interactive approach to word study, complete with games, activities, and practice assessments;
  • Prompts and optional extension activities for additional opportunities for creative writing and language exploration;
  • An interactive software program for projectors, whiteboards, and student computers supporting the lessons and enabling students to create their own comics; and
  • Easy-to-use, reproducible PDF files of the comics, riddle cards, word sorts, student notebook pages, sample comics scripts, and comics templates.

Table of Contents

Why Teach Vocabulary with Comics? (1)
Weekly Word Study Activities (25)
– POP/DE: “Popular Polly vs. the Defamer!” (26)
– CARN/NON: “Let Them Eat Meat” (33)
– COM/THERM: “Heating Up Together!” (41)
– ANTI/CHRON: “The Attack of Auntie Anti!” (49)
– MAL/FORE: “The Girl Named Malice” (56)
– UNI/RETRO: “Ah, That Retro Look!” (64)
– QUAD/AUTO: “The Tortoise and the Hare 2.0” (73)
– TRANS/SPECT: “Superhero Rap Battle, Y’all!” (81)
– SOL and MORT/MORB: “A Terror-bull Performance” (88)
– OMNI/ICIAN: “Tech Support Know-it-alls!” (96)
– VER/IZE: “Thor in: ‘My Greatest Challenge Yet!’” (103)
– CRED/ATE: “Daughter, You’re Drivin’ Me Cray-zay!” (110)
– CIRC(UM)/EE: “Accept This!” (117)
– PHIL/LESS: “Sarah and Shawn in ‘Phile’ 13!” (125)
– DICT/BENE: “Green Tonya: She-student with a Sword!” (133)

Weekly Word Study Notebook Templates (140)
Comics Art Primer (146)
Bibliography (152)

DVD Content

Riddle Cards
Word Sort Word Lists
Friday Assessment Opportunities
Weekly Word Study Notebook Templates
Comics Page Templates
eCard Sorts
Partner Assessments
– My eCard Sort
– Make a Word Search Puzzle
My eComics
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